CongoVoice kickstarted the new year by presenting at the Super Saturday Retail Orphan Initiative (ROI) on January 11, 2014 in Manhattan, New York. On this Saturday, 250 top retailers in America heard how they can help build a better future for orphans locally and internationally.
CongoVoice was one of 9 invited charities attending the event. As featured in the above photo, Mike Seashols, co-founder of CongoVoice is detailing to two retail business executives about the extreme level of poverty in the Congo and the dire needs of the orphans. Many executives were enthusiastic to hear how CongoVoice is providing a sustainable approach in alleviating poverty in the region by investing in the children, students and entrepreneurs with partnered leadership.
Over $7,500 was donated to CongoVoice from ROI. Already CongoVoice is utilizing the donation to develop electricity from solar panels to benefit the orphanage and Protestant University in the Ubangi region.
Katelyn Hummel, Media & Communications Manager for CongoVoice featured in the photo below with Mike Seashols will be documenting the electricity project and capturing the many stories of those impacted by CongoVoice when she arrives in early May 2014.