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December 2017 Shipment to DRC

Packing Boxes for Shipment to DRC

On December 16, 2017, MiHEC board members (Julia and Tina) in Fort Collins, Colorado (USA) packed seven plastic bins of donated children’s goods, medical supplies, and school supplies for shipment to the Kimbondo Orphanage and Hospital in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

You can see what were some of the items MiHEC shipped in the photos below. They were loaded into a shipping container in Denver, Colorado.

The shipping container should reach Kinshasa by April 2018, where it will be distributed to the Kimbondo Orphanage and Hospital.

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 la proxième année.

Le prix est de $150 le carton. S’il vous plaît, 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!!!

June 2017 Visit to DRC

In June 2017, MiHEC’s founder and president Tina Salumu visited the Democratic Republic of Congo for a couple of weeks. This is what she did or reported:

  • Tina visited the Kimbondo Hospital & Orphanage in Kinshasa and helped distribute medical supplies that MiHEC shipped over (and were subsequently stored) in late 2016.
  • Tina met with the medical director and other employees at the Kabinda Hospital in Kinshasa. The medical director said that some doctors are even dying at the hospital due to contracted illnesses.
  • The Mother and Child Center would like large overhead surgical lights and doctors’ clothing in short sleeves since it is hot over there. Kate suggested that MiHEC get them at least a couple things they would like on their list.
  • Tina’s cousin made a lot of sample table cloths, bags, clutches, etc., out of colorful fabrics and Tina paid her for them. These are items MiHEC can put on display during events and fundraisers.

Below are photos and videos from her trip.

Please consider helping by volunteering at or donating to MiHEC!

Visit to Kimbondo Hospital & Orphanage

Conversations with the Medical Director at the Kabinda Hospital

October 2016 Shipment to DRC

Packing Boxes for Shipment to DRC

In September 2016, MiHEC board members and volunteers in Fort Collins, Colorado (USA) packed plastic bins of donated children’s goods, medical supplies, and school supplies for shipment to orphanages in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. The bins were then loaded into a shipping container in Denver, and the shipment by boat commenced in October 2016.

The Supplies Shipped

The items shipped to orphanages and hospitals in DRC include the following:

  • Box 1: feminine pads, doctors’ smocks, bed pads, baby bottles, syringes, baby clothes, plastic basins and containers
  • Box 2A: bed pads, syringes, small pads, wash cloths, velcro pads, plastic containers, gauze and bandages
  • Box 2B: doctors’ smocks, syringes, needles, plastic containers, plastic pitchers, plastic mats
  • Box 3A: syringes, tubing, washcloths, needles, face masks, rubber gloves, doctors’ smocks, bed pads
  • Box 3B: rubber gloves, gauze, Velcro bands, bandages, plastic pitchers, doctors’ smocks, diabetes syringes, assorted syringes, bed pads
  • Box 4A: foam numbers in red boxes, bed pads, rubber gloves, doctors’ smocks, syringes, plastic containers, bed pads
  • Box 4B: surgery kit, cleaning sponge kits, catheter kits, bladder catheters
  • Box 5: surgery kit, sponge cleanup kits, iodine swab sticks, doctors’ smocks, wash cloths, plastic containers and pitchers, syringes, mop heads, bandages, needles
  • Box 6: childrens’ toys and dolls, hair bows, flip flops, notebooks, childrens’ clothes, toothbrushes, underwear, baby wipes, boys’ shoes

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!!!

December 2016 Update

The plastic bins with our donations successfully arrived in Kinshasa!