Our projects in Africa:
1. Sponsor a Child:
There are many orphans and kids with disabilities in central and east Africa communities in which Dorcas Society Ministry can help and who need your help. Without your assistance some of these kids will continue to be neglected and frequently have no food, no mattresses, no clean water, suffer malnutrition, no clothing, no shoes, no medication, and many of them are unable to attend school due to the school fees. Research shows that education is the key to a successful future. The kids with disabilities are totally neglected by some families and they are in a room until they die.
2. Feeding the Hungry:
Dorcas Society Ministry provides food in camps of refugees and provides food in times of disastrous food shortages in the eastside of the DR Congo. Most of the people east of the Congo villages are subsidized farmers and earn less than $1.00 per day. When the maize crops fail to yield, they face food crises with dismaying regularity. The people do not have access to modern farming techniques, so irrigation is not available to these traditional farmers who must face prolonged dry seasons. Feeding the Hungry is especially committed to creating a world
where no child goes to bed hungry, and to end childhood hunger, but we must work side by side to break this cycle of hunger and poverty.
God calls us to labor in field: To feed the hungry, to offer drink to the thirsty, to welcome strangers into our Dorcas Society Ministry 501©3 homes, to clothe the naked, to visit those in prison.
3. Micro-loan widow program:
Empowering widows to start and the development of business in the Eastside of the Congo and in refugee camps. This micro-loan will promote a self-sustaining lifestyle, enhance the well-being of themselves and their family, and positively impact the general community. The widow is treated very badly in some villages in DR Congo. Often what happens is the family on the husband’s side will take everything the wife owns, including her own kids, and send her back to her own family where she grew up. The widow’s voice to us, is that they want to stand on their own feet and take care of their own needs and those of their children. Self-reliance involves stabilizing refugees in the countries to which they have fled and helping them to regain the social and economic ability to meet their essential needs and
reduce dependence on assistance.
4. Human trafficking:
Human trafficking in DR Congo is not isolated to a particular gender or age group. Rather it impacts men, women, and children of all ages. Men and boys are often subjected to forced labor in the mines in east of The Congo, and women and underaged girls are often forced into prostitution, sex slavery, and under-age marriage.
5. Building Schools, clinics, and churches:
Because of the war, many clinics, churches, and schools have been destroyed. Medical supplies and equipment are very limited and scarce in the Congo, and in the refugee camps. Additionally, the educational materials are also extremely limited. Many schools are without books, proper desks, and the teachers are severely underpaid.
The children’s’ family must pay out of pocket for even basic education, and families who cannot afford this, do not get to go to school. Lastly, Dorcas Society Ministry will provide the resources such as leadership training, Bibles and other studying materials, and to help build new churches to promote the Word of God.
Our projects in USA:
Dorcas Society Ministry provides basic social services for refugees and immigrants by organizing supportive refugee groups, the goal is to help refugees reach their fullest potential by providing necessities, driving lessons, computer and English second language (ESL) classes, and job placement assistance as they endeavor to integrate into American society.