BENEFITING: JATUKIK PROVIDENCE FOUNDATION
Instead of playing and receiving an education in school, young Congolese boys and girls are being forced to join guerilla armies and are frequently sexually assaulted and raped. Nearly half of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s 69 million people are under the age of 15.
Widespread malnutrition, which causes limited brain capacity, has resulted in parents believing their children are possessed. As a consequence, these children are abandoned. In the Democratic Republic of Congo there are approximately 20,000 street children, or “shegues,” in the capital city of Kinshasa.
To help remedy the atrocities facing the youth in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Jatukik Providence Foundation operates the Eve/Eden orphanage located in Kinshasa’s Ngaba neighbourhood.
In 2010, in collaboration with the Spence-Chapin Adoption Agency in New York City, JPF became the first NGO to secure the legal adoption of Congolese orphans by US families. As of 2012, 9 children have been adopted from JPF’s orphanages. The orphanage currently cares for over 100 children.
If you are interested in learning more about our child sponsorship and adoption programs, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at 202-758-3404.