Meet Mapindo

Meet Mapindo   Mapindo is a stunning example of the transformative power of education. Before attending the  Congo Restoration Sewing School she spent her days in the streets, selling onions, tomatoes, anything she could find to try to feed her family. There were often days when she spent hours without selling anything. It was there she […]

Meet Esther

Esther is 18 years old and grew up in the village of Mudaka, where the sewing school opened in 2010. Her mom is single and handicapped, an incredibly difficult life in the DRC because there are no services to assist her. When Esther was 12, her mom sent her to work as a nanny to […]

School has started October 2022

Our kids are back at school! When we opened the Congo Restoration Girls School of Compassion in the fall of 2019, we had no idea a pandemic was just around the corner. What we did know was that — with a lot of faith and help from each of you — we could lift up the girls of […]

Happy Birthday Mama Gorethy!

Today, our founder turns 60 years old!  I can’t imagine a world without Mama Gorethy. She had a dream growing up as a young Congolese orphan, then a young Congolese attorney, then a refugee living in Dallas as her country was torn apart by war. She cried a lot during those days. That dream: To […]

Merry Christmas from Congo Restoration!

During this special time, we want to thank you for your support this year. Because of you in 2021: • 40 new students joined our all girls primary school. We now have 120 girls in grades 1 through 4. • 80 women graduated from our sewing school. • We celebrated the 10-year anniversary of our sewing […]

Giving Tuesday 2021

I know you got our email yesterday (below) so we’ll keep this brief: • Donations made at 8 am ET will be matched by Facebook up to a certain point. • For the rest of us who are not early birds, just go ahead and jump in when you can. • Our greatest need is a […]

Happy Thanksgiving from The Congo

Click on the image for special Thanksgiving message!             From our children. From our sewing school students. From our teachers. From Mama Gorethy. From our board of directors. We are so incredibly thankful for you.  May your Thanksgiving be as blessed as you make us feel every day. Dawn McMullanChair […]

Neema’s Story

Neema’s Story Six-year-old Neema started life with many cultural disadvantages. Neema was born with polydactyly…she has six fingers on each hand, a condition she inherited from her mother. Her father abandoned them when Neema was born handicapped. Too often, the future is bleak for girls like Neema. According to Human Rights Watch, “Congo is home […]