Due to decades of conflict there are an estimated five million orphans in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. These children are significantly more likely to become victims of sexual violence, child trafficking, or become child soldiers than children living in families. Additionally, there are regions of the country where up to 40% of the women are widows. These women often have their land, home, and possessions taken from them following the death of their husband and are left with no resources to survive. They are forced to turn to begging or prostitution to provide for their families.

Restore Elikia strives to transform the lives of these orphans and widows. Their approach is to develop a system by which this occurs in a self-sustaining way over time. 

We are honored to partner with Restore Elikia this Christmas in their Familes Feeding Families Campaign. They have a goal to bless FIFTY families in their remote region of the DRC and we want to help! This project will provide a pair of chickens ($30), goats ($80), or pigs ($120) to vulnerable families.

$5 donations will receive a free print from Mercy Ink.
$10 donations will receive a free print and chance to win a $20 Starbucks gift card.
$30 and above will receive a free print, entered to win a Starbucks gift card, and a free digital version of the Thrive Moms Abundant Magazine.

Will you join us in providing families with tangible needs this Christmas?  If you'd like to donate, please see the "donate" button at the bottom of this post.