WE HAVE RAISED $25,000 TO REPAIR THE ROOF. WE GREATLY THANK ALL OF THOSE FOR THEIR GENEROUS SUPPORT.
The local community in Gemena, DR Congo has contributed labor & materials to minimize the time & expense to reconstruct the Children's Center.
We redesigned the roof to hopefully withstand any future storms. A significant amount of local mahogany beams were added and stronger materials were used to reinforce the metal roofing to the beams. Children have moved back in and partial solar power is back up. The Internet signal is weak until we repair the receiver / dish. Water access is re-established.
Several Critical Needs Still Exist:
Four solar panels need to be replaced. An estimated $ 2,400 is needed to replace them before the labor costs are added. Many mattresses, bedding and personal items need to be replaced. The internet dish needs to be repaired. Before labor costs the estimated total of replacing the satellite is $9,200. We need to plant a few dozen fast growing trees to protect the structure from direct wind damage.
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