I have enjoyed volunteering in many remote areas but my trip to the Congo was special. I chose the Congo after learning that the country is one of the world’s poorest and small projects can make a huge difference to people’s lives. My role was to help make a photographic record of the medical training and the trip. What made it special was travelling with Lucy with her close connections and knowledge of the country. Armed only with basic French, I was able to connect and laugh with the people. The trip to the Congo was an amazing experience and my highlight for 2015.
Maureen Burdynski, community volunteer

Maureen Burdynski


I’ve always believed that together, we’re better. From Taipei and Kolkata, I support HandUp Congo’s efforts by maintaining the website, designing event flyers and spreading the word to women friends. The more people we can involve in putting the DRC on the world’s radar, the better.

Roma Mehta, artist and community activist

Roma Mehta