Congo Children Trust

Congo Children Trust

Charity information

Congo Children Trust

Our aim is to see a society without any street children. We work through Kimbilio, our partner project in Lubumbashi, D. R. Congo. Kimbilio supports over 120 street children per week through it's 5 centres. Kimbilio is a grass roots community project, managed & staffed by a Congolese team. Our small & very committed UK team work on a voluntary basis to raise awareness and funds for Kimbilio. We have very low overhead costs in the UK and therefore are able to send 98% of funds raised to D. R. Congo.

Founded 2007

  • Mission statement

    The Congo Children Trust was established in 2007. CCT is a UK registered charity, based in Manchester and currently raising awareness and funds to support the Kimbilio project in Lubumbashi, D. R. Congo. Kimbilio operates Centre Kimbilio a day centre for up to 70 street children in Lubumbashi, D. R. Congo providing food, safety, education and health care. Kimbilio also runs two transit houses for boys and girls. These homes provide holistic support to 20 children for up to four months while we try to reintegrate them with their families. As well as these homes Kimbilio operates the Maison Kimbilio site, including 2 homes for 20 former street children, boys and girls who are assisted to return to school and provided with care by the Congolese families who live on site. Project Kimbilio works in partnership with the Anglican Church of Congo and is managed locally by Jean Bosco Tshiswaka who manages the dedicated team of 20 Congolese staff.

  • Aims

    Congo Children Trust aims to:

    • 1) THE RELIEF OF POVERTY, HUNGER, SICKNESS AND HARDSHIP OF STREET CHILDREN IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO (DRC)
    • 2) THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION OF STREET CHILDREN AND FORMER STREET CHILDREN
    • 3) TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC CONCERNING THE NATURE CAUSES AND EFFECTS OF DISTRESS, HARDSHIP AND NEEDS OF STREET CHILDREN IN DRC
  • Overview

    Established: October 2007

    Registered Charity Number: 1121048

    Board members: 4

    Volunteers: 6

    Phone number: 07867806718

    Address: St Margaret's Centre, Brantingham Road, Manchester M21 0TT

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  • Maison Kimbilio

    It is our vision for 2010 to establish a larger accommodation provision for street childre... More