Author Archive: Felix Wong

MiHEC’s visit with Maman Colonelle

The third annual Act Human Rights Film Festival began last week in Fort Collins and featured Maman Colonelle, a documentary about the abuse of women and children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Not only was this award-winning film shown at the Lincoln Center (and later on, the Lyric), but the heroine, Honorine Munyole, was present herself after traveling for more than two days from the DRC! 

MiHEC’s staff was at movie presentation, followed by a Question & Answer session hosted by Mary Vogl, a professor at Colorado Statue University. Afterward, MiHEC president Tina Salumu and her husband Ben hosted a potluck for Honorine. We conversed with her in French and it was truly an honor to meet this courageous leader who is virtually single-handedly taking on the challenge of bringing perpetrators of sexual abuse in eastern DRC to justice.

A couple days later, we were able to meet with Honorine and the movie’s director, Dieudi Hamadi, at our evening presentation about the DRC and MiHEC at the Poudre River Old Town Library in Fort Collins. In fact, both of them were in the audience!

Afterward, many of us headed to the new Lyric Cinema Café where the documentary was once again shown, followed by a question and answer session hosted by Tina’s husband Ben. Then, we ate cake. It just so happened to be Honorine’s birthday.

Below is a trailer for the movie. While the subject matter makes it kind of difficult to watch, it is revealing and not overly graphic.

MiHEC’s shipment made it to Kinshasa!

The packages of medical, school, and children supplies that MiHEC shipped in December 2017 arrived in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo today! They will be distributed to a local hospital and orphanage.

Next Shipment

MiHEC wants to make another shipment of medical, school supplies and other necessities to Congo again soon. Each x-large box will cost $150.

Please make a donation of $20, $30 or more. Alternatively, please consider making a donation of children’s clothing. Together we can save orphans’ lives and make a difference in this world. God Bless!!!

Le prochain container d’équipements médicaux, fournitures scolaires et de tant d’autres biens à destination de KINSHASA-RDC est prévu pour 2016.

Le prix est de $150 le carton. Svp, nous vous invitons à visiter le site Web à faire un don d’une modique somme de $20, $30 ou plus. Ensemble nous pouvons faire la différence et sauver la vie de nos bien-aimés congolais. Que Dieu vous bénisse!!!

Recent Clothing Donation

MiHEC would like to thank Jean Stumpf of Loveland, CO for a recent donation of beautiful kid’s clothing that she sewed herself. This included shirts, skirts, pajamas, and blankets. MiHEC is excited to hand-deliver these items to individuals in need during a visit to the DRC this year.

Also, MiHEC would like to thank Kae Ellen Saelens for getting Jean in touch with us!