Dorcas Society Ministry is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations are tax-deductible for donors who reside in the USA.
See below for Dorcas Society Programs needing Donation: (Or view the Donations Button Menu)
1.) Sponsor A Child
2.) Trafficking Rehabilitation Center
3.) Feed Refugees
4.) Dorcas Society Medical Center
5.) Sewing Machine
6.) Building schools, clinics, churches & homes
The DONATE buttons will take you to donation options.
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”
Remember this: “Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” 2Corinthians 9:6-8
Areas to Give
There are many important charitable funds and mission team members that are helping promote a better life in East of Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
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 homes, to clothe the naked, to visit those in prison. Matthew 25
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 underage girls are often forced into prostitution, sex slavery, and under-age marriage.
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.
Dorcas Society Ministry Medical Center is a self-sustaining medical facility, employing Congolese doctors, nurses and administrative staff. In addition to serving residents of Uvira, it will have a special focus on caring for impoverished children and adults who cannot afford medical care.
5 Sewing Machines
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Dorcas Society family center
38% of Congolese live below the poverty line, subsisting on less than $1 per day. Women make up the majority of this population, stuck in a poverty cycle brought on by a lack of education and challenging life situations. Many are HIV-positive, single parenting, widowed, or living in abusive situations (or emerging from them), and all are striving to better themselves and their families’ lives without access to the tools and skills that would help them do so.
Dorcas society Family Center offers a one-year vocational training program that provides employable skills in sewing and childcare for children, all infused with Christian discipleship. Each year this program will have 100 women and their young children toward a better life and this skill will offering a future of employment and chance to escape poverty
The women in our Vocational Sewing Program benefit from a year’s worth of classes and training on a sewing machine; for the classes to be effective, we must periodically replace or repair sewing machines in the classroom. Additionally, our goal is to provide a sewing machine for every woman who has completed her training, which helps her to find a job or start her own small business. For $300 each, these sewing machines open opportunities for women and their families to break through the cycle of poverty. A gift of any amount helps toward the upkeep and purchase costs of these machines.
6 Building schools, clinics, churches and homes
pictures – Douglas sending
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.