Congo has many resources - and one of them is sunshine. In addition to being the source of a vast amount of the world's minerals (competition for which have sadly too often led to conflict rather than necessary financial stability for the Congolese people) the DRC is a sunny place to be. In order to make sure that the St. Kizito Orphanage has power all year round, the community is working on adding solar panels that can provide a free, sustainable source of power.
If you look closely at the photo, you'll see that our newest building (the children's house, added recently thanks to your generosity) is now enhanced with several new panels that can keep the lights on all night long!
We're excited about this new development and look forward to adding many more sustainable features to the orphanage in the coming months. Of course, if you have any technology folks in your network please send us a note at email@example.com - we'd love your help!