Can you help get an outstanding Congolese woman to a UN conference?

Can you help get an outstanding Congolese woman to a UN conference? Travel funds are needed by January 23!

Sarah Simba continues to impress

Proving that “Education builds a nation,” Sarah Simba has been identified as one of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s most promising women leaders and has been invited to attend and speak at the 55th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women the week of February 22 at the UN Headquarters in New York. Sarah needs help with travel expenses: $3400. If you can assist with a small (or large!) amount, please go to a Western Union office near you and wire transfer your contribution today in the name of Sarah Simba Riziki Neema, then email Sarah on and let her know that money awaits her. She can collect it at any Western Union office in Kinshasa, DRC. Sarah is an alumna of the Protestant University of Congo (, a university founded 50 years ago by 5 church denominations. It has more than 7,000 students and is one of the most respected universities in Africa. If Sarah’s financial goal is not achieved, then we hope you will agree to have your donation go towards other professional development opportunities of Sarah’s choice.
For details please feel free to contact HandUp Congo on or Sarah on We will post Sarah’s report on her New York adventures on our blog and website.
Merci beaucoup (thanks so much!) from HandUp Congo