Church of England Diocese of Chester Swettenham

Rural Daneside Churches Lent appeal for street children in Congo

26 Mar 2019, 2 p.m.

There is an estimated 250,000 children living on the streets in the Democratic Republic of Congo. These children are on the streets as a result of poverty, a death of one or both parents often as a result of malaria or HIV/AIDS, accusations of witchcraft, parental separation and extended family being unable to provide support. These are some of the most vulnerable children having little if any adult support and guidance, though they tend to gather in small groups offering one another support and a sense of community while surviving in extremely precarious conditions.

Our donations will go to the Congo Children's Trust to help the build a school.