For the past 50 years, MCC supporters across the Lower Mainland have gathered to generously raise funds to support uprooted and vulnerable people at the MCC Festival for World Relief. Over 790 million people do not have enough to eat. Join us this year as we raise funds to help families in The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo).
The violence and death that many Congolese have witnessed is unfathomable: millions of people have been displaced from their homes after decades of conflict. Through MCC partners, this project will provide agricultural training, food security, income generation, and COVID-19 prevention to hundreds of families living in Internally Displaced Peoples camps.
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They are eager to put the next crop in their field because, despite the rich natural resources around them, Birhonoka and Mugoli have almost nothing — except nine children, ages eight months to 15 years, who they are trying to shepherd into a better life than they have known. They need the beans and corn to help feed their family.
Nine years ago, they fled their home in Masisi to escape armed groups that attacked the village, assaulted women, and killed people, including some of Mugoli’s brothers and sisters.
“The war-affected me so much,” Mugoli says. “I left many important things to save the life of my children. There are those who actually lost their children during wartime.”
In Masisi, they owned their own house and could support their growing family from their own land.
Now the family of 11 crowds into two rounded thatch huts at Mubimbi Camp.