Kimpese Village, DR COngo

IN PROGRESS

STATUS

people impacted

dollars funded

Funded May 20, 2021

The existing principal tank (taken from 2 angles) on metal support that needs renovation.

The 2nd existing tank located in the maternity ward needs to be renovated as well. 

This is a great opportunity to help a Christian hospital, Evangelical Medical Institute, in Kimpese, DR Congo, affecting thousands of lives in a year. This project is  through Heaven’s Family Leprosy Ministry. Kimpese hospital has a program for people with this disease, they also receive Christian ministry here. Kimpese Hospital is a long time trusted partner of the American Leprosy Mission, who HF works with in various countries including DR Congo. The hospital has strong links to local churches and they do receive help from other organizations to help cover operating and staffing expenses.

They are in serious need of access to sufficient clean water. The water project itself is not for a well, but for the need for above ground water storage because of the broken water system in the town it is located. The water supply is very unreliable and stops without any warning, it can last for hours to more than a day and then the hospital has no access to water. So, they must have a back-up system, but due to damage they are not able to use it currently. They do not have the funding to repair the tanks. The lack of water and disruption of water supply are frequently reported. Obviously, the lack of water results in poor health care for the patients and an unsafe work environment, too.

Besides renovation of the tanks, we’d also like to add 4 small tanks in certain critical wards of the hospital. This is a great project. 

UPDATE DECEMBER 8, 2021

We received an update and photos detailing the progress for the clean water renovation project at IME Kimpese Hospital in DR Congo.

You’ll appreciate the progress on the largest water tank – the interior and exterior have been refurbished and reconditioned and will be finished soon. The exterior was painted a cinnamon-red (similar to rust-oleum) and then received a white gloss similar, to what cars get at the body shop.

Once the largest tank is complete, they’ll move on to the 2nd smaller one and then to the mini-tanks & related tubing/pipes for the wards. The project is on track to be fully completed in January.

 

UPDATE mARCH 22, 2022

Construction of the bases and installation of the Tanks

This step has already started since … February 2022 and is expected to continue, but currently the planned funds are almost fully consumed. 4 bases have already been built, 2 tanks have already been laid and connected. The others are to be built.

The pictures below show the renovated 10,000 liter tank, which will be connected to the hospital, and two 2,000 liter tanks, from which people are drawing clean water.

The water in these tanks buffers the municipal water, which is clean and chlorinated, but runs only intermittently. Heaven’s Family’s Leprosy Mission, who added additional funding for a few more of the smaller tanks, will send in their own photojournalists for completion pictures, as soon as the embassy clears their visa.

THIS PROJECT WAS MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH GENEROUS DONATIONS BY MANY

WORLD CHANGERS!