Who would have thought that $6000 could go such a long way? Literally!

pinkumbrellalogoThanks to Sue O’Neill, a dynamic Rotarian and founder of Australia’s Pink Umbrella Foundation, Lotumbe Hospital now has a block of latrines. Patients and their families no longer have to walk into the forest to relieve themselves. Sue sent money winging from Down Under (better known as Australia) to the DRC, and hospital medical director Dr. André Boosa reports that the latrines are completed.

This work was made possible by the good faith and concern of the community president, Dr. Boosa says, and the medical coordination of the Disciples of Christ Community in Congo, as well as the area health zone.

“Warm tribute must be paid to the Church Post of Lotumbe, to the educational institutions in place (Primary School ESEKAMA and the INSTITUTE NKOLOBISE) and the villagers of Lotumbe for their involvement and support in this work,” notes Dr. Boosa (pictured in one of the photos above).