Poverty

Mission and Ministry
Solange Cabwene (in blue shirt), a mother of two, brought her children to the United Methodist Irambo Health Center in Bukavu, Congo, for treatment for malnutrition. She joined The United Methodist Church's Vulnerable Association of Savings and Credit to help pay for her medical bills. “This helped me because the association gave me a credit (loan) and today I start selling embers, and my two children (will) not relapse," she said. Photo by Philippe Kituka Lolonga, UM News.

Making medical care more affordable in Congo

United Methodist hospitals start savings and credit institutions to help country’s most vulnerable pay for medical treatment, get regular care.
Social Concerns
Lusinda Jacqueline, president of United Methodist Women in Bunyakiri, works on bean plants in the fields in Eastern Congo, where women are taking a lead role in fighting hunger through agriculture. Photo by Philippe Kituka Lolonga, UM News.

Women fight hunger with agriculture in Congo

Bishop Unda and spouse offer support as local churchwomen till the soil to improve conditions for all.
Theology and Education
Peter Alfred Jusu, 15, works on a generator engine during hands-on training at the new Taiama Enterprise Academy in Taiama, Sierra Leone, on Oct. 15. Envisioned four years ago, the school is a hybrid of hands-on vocational and entrepreneurship training designed to address the problems of unemployment and poverty. Photo by Duramani Massavoi, Taiama Enterprise Academy.

Sierra Leone Conference opens first entrepreneur school

United Methodist Taiama Enterprise Academy offers hands-on vocational and entrepreneurship training to high-performing students.
Social Concerns
Zacky Kabunga, president of United Methodist Men in Goma, Congo, counsels a group of children who live on the streets in South Kivu. Photo by Philippe Kituka Lolonga, UM News.

Congo church connects with ‘street children’

United Methodist pastors, church groups reach out to some of the thousands of children and youth living on the streets in South Kivu.

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