Stand united with BOMOKO to unlock a better and brighter future for the Congo driven by the Congolese.
An estimated 80% of the population of DR Congo live below the poverty line. Life expectancy, at birth, as of 2017, is 59%, and the infant mortality rate is 74% out of 1000 live births.
BOMOKO, United for Congo, develops unique initiatives promoting equal access for all Congolese to high quality health, education and sustainable agriculture solutions. Working for decades in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), BOMOKO unlocks a brighter future for DRC with creative, innovative solutions driven by the Congolese for the Congolese.
Two-thirds of the DRC’s population is under the age of 24, underlining the incredible importance in educating the country’s future leaders. Faced with a severe shortage of teachers in public schools, BOMOKO has been providing quality education, life skills and mentorship for both children and parents. BOMOKO operates the Liziba and Bozindo schools, which provide primary through secondary school education, giving Congolese children hope for the future.
Likewise, BOMOKO promotes higher education through ISSI (Institut Supérieuren Sciences Infirmières) which trains general nurses and provides several programs for nurse trainers for those who will work on supervisory positions in hospitals across DRC.
BOMOKO also expands the healthcare capacity though Monkole Hospital. Opened in 1991, Monkole Hospital treats everyone with the same respect, dignity, and equal access to its excellent care services, regardless of wealth or social status. Monkole serves three rural areas in Kinshasa and runs primary healthcare centers in marginalized, essentially inaccessible areas.
A unique initiative in DRC, CEFA (Le Centre de Formation et d’Appui Sanitaire) responds to the pressing need for continuing education of all medical personnel. CEFA was established in 2001 as a professional and technical framework for medical professionals, where conferences, seminars, round tables, postgraduate courses are held – as well as practical work and medical research.
Finally, through the agricultural initiative, BOMOKO empowers rural and urban farmers though innovation and modernization of agriculture in DRC.
DID YOU KNOW?
A donation of $400 can help cover pregnancy care and hospitalization during childbirth for a mother living in extreme poverty.
A donation of $1,000 will give 400 families living on the outskirts of Kinshasa access to drinking water and irrigation for local agriculture.
A donation of $1,600 will pay for a year’s worth of nursing school tuition for a selected student at ISSI; thus, contributing to increase the capacity of healthcare workers in Kinshasa.
donate to BoMoKo by check:
Checks made to American Initiatives for Social Development, memo line: Bomoko, may be sent to:
American Initiatives for Social Development
Murray Hill Station
PO Box 1670
New York, NY 10156-1670