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Support Project Congo via AmazonSmile!!

If you already use Amazon for shopping, you can now help support Project Congo by using AmazonSmile!

What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Project Congo every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the SAME products, prices,  and convenient shopping as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate .5% of the purchase price to Project Congo.

How to shop at AmazonSmile?

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.

How do I select Project Congo to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?

On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping.  Search for and select “Project Congo.”

If you already use AmazonSmile for another of your favorite charities, you can change your charity any time. Your AmazonSmile purchases after the change count towards your newly selected charity. To change your selected charity, sign in to on your desktop or mobile phone browser and simply select “Change your Charity” in “Your Account.”  If you support another charity via AmazonSmile, please consider having a “Project Congo Day” and setup your account to donate to Project Congo for just a day!  Every little bit helps.
Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations?

Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.

Can I use my existing account on AmazonSmile?

Yes, you use the same account on and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.

Can I receive a tax deduction for amounts donated from my purchases on AmazonSmile?

Donations are made by the AmazonSmile Foundation and are not tax deductible by you.  But, using AmazonSmile to designate  Amazon donations to Project Congo is one more way you can support Project Congo.  Individually, the .5% might seem like a small contribution, but for Project Congo, every little bit helps.

How can I learn more about AmazonSmile?

Please see complete AmazonSmile program details.

Thank you for supporting Project Congo!

Project Congo Hospital Reopens at new site in Goma

September, 2014

Dr. Alfred Mwenebatende announced the reopening of the Project Congo sponsored hospital that was destroyed in 2013 by M23 Rebels.

Centre Medico-Chirurgical Hospital is located in Goma, not far from the destroyed hospital.  Dr Alfred was able to save some equipment before the rebels overtook that area of Goma and has re-installed it all in the new hospital.

Project Congo commits to supporting this new hospital with equipment, funds and training.  Dr. Albert Hospital

New Laboratory installed at St. Vincent’s Hospital

LabProject Congo, in partnership with Worldwide Labs installed a new laboratory at St. Vincent’s which will allow for diagnostic testing resulting in higher quality medical care for patients in Bukavu, DRC.   The lab includes microscopes, centrifuges, refrigerator, and a variety of test equipment all set up to run on car batteries.  This provides the doctors at St. Vincent’s the ability to perform blood and urine analysis both for their own patients, and as a service to other health facilities in the area (providing an income stream).

Worldwide Labs is a nonprofit based in Michigan that purchases and accepts donations of used quality laboratory equipment.  They completely refurbish the equipment and provide technicians to install it onsite and train doctors, nurses and lab techs.  James IMG_2239Borody was the lab technician who installed the lab and provided training.  Prior to joining WWLabs, James spent 11 years living in Niger.  He speaks French fluently.