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 […]

Sewing school graduation September 2021

Our Sewing school graduation is Saturday! The Congo Restoration Sewing School celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.What began in 2011 as a dream to provide 30 women with the chance to learn a creative skill they could use to make money has grown in so many beautiful ways with the help of people doing a “little bit […]


  Our new class of sewing school students started classes in February. Let me introduce you to one of them. Kindja is 19 years old and comes from a family of seven children. She was never able to go to school because she was helping care for her younger siblings. When she was 16, her mother […]

International Women’s Day 2021

Big news about special women at Congo Restoration International Women’s Day is a huge deal in the Democratic Republic of Congo — and in most countries. I want to share three things with you today as you take a moment to honor and celebrate this special day. 1. Update on Mama Gorethy: Our founder and executive director […]

Espe’s Story

In honor of this International Women’s Day, I want to share the story of Espe. At 19, Espe is the mother of a 7-year-old girl who attends our Congo Restoration primary school for girls. Espe was raped when she was only 12, then abandoned by her family and community.  Our Congo Restoration family took her in and […]

Mwamini’s Story

Mwamini’s Story The beautiful and confident woman in the center of this picture is Mwamini. She was our top student in her Congo Restoration Sewing School class. At her graduation ceremony, she shared her story, so we wanted to share it with you — the people who made it possible. Mwamini was raped and impregnated […]

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