Matumaini Means Hope

is creating empowering access to the Internet for young, Congolese women.

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Regular Updates
$5
per month
At this level, Tier Members will receive monthly updates on the girls detailing what we've been up to in terms of renewing and updating their facilities, as well as providing sustainable care.
Worth 1000 Words
$10
per month
At this level, Tier Members will receive all the benefits of previous levels, as well as photo and video updates -- often photographed by the girls themselves!
Congo Memento
$25
per month
At this level, Tier Members will receive all the benefits of previous levels, as well as a hand-braided Pagne (colorful African fabric) keychain as a reminder of their generosity and the global community they're helping to shape.

8

patrons

$160

per month

About

Matumaini is an orphanage housing over 30 young girls in the heart of Africa. Its caretakers and benefactors have done an amazing job providing what shelter, food, education, and care they can; however, the girls of Matumaini still struggle well below the poverty line. 

As a woodworker and maker living in Congo, I and our team of awesome volunteers have not only repaired, replaced, and/or renewed the girls' living facilities; but have now focused our efforts on providing these girls access to the greatest tool on Earth, the internet. 

Through our patron's generosity, we were able to install an entire solar system that generates more than enough energy to power not only the internet system but all sorts of quality-of-life-improving electronics and appliances! 

With that system installed, this patreon page is now geared toward financing the internet service. In DRC, most of the internet runs on a rechargeable SIM system. Giggabytes currently run about $1/gigga - and as you can imagine, that data goes quickly! 

In Swahili, Matumaini means "hope," and these girls live up to that name. They are smart, funny, full of sass, ambitious and hopeful; and I know what a great blessing it would be for them to know that there is a community of people, even if you are a world away, who cares about them and wants to give them the world of knowledge at their finger tips.
Goals
$160.05 of $250 per month
Provide consistent internet data monthly to expand access to outside world, skills, opportunities, etc.
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