On December 7th 2010, Hendri Coetzee was taken just one km upstream of the Bridge at Kabeya Maji. When Chris Korbulic and I entered town we were shown the kind of compassion and caring that we did not believe existed anywhere in the world let alone in the middle of the Congo.
We are committed to making a positive contribution to a community that showed us so much kindness in our darkest hour. And a positive contribution would benefit this community as much as anywhere I have seen in the world.
Today the village is still plagued by the aftermath of war including a lack of clean drinking water that causes periodic outbreaks of Colera. At the only available water source there is the very real threat of Crocodile attack. Yet despite these challenges among many others, the Village carries on with a spirit and zest for living that is admirable under any conditions let alone those found in today's rural Congo basin.