What I Will Be Doing

Our volunteers will be offering medical clinics, health education classes and community service projects for the area. We will be working with local physicians to provide primary healthcare for all ages. The health education classes will cover general hygiene, disease prevention, infant care, CPR and First-Aid training. The classes will be open to the public and health officials in the area. We are not completely set in details for community service. No matter where we end up, we are always excited to be helping out.

We are excited to go work somewhere we haven’t been before. Being able to help the lives of others and improve their community’s well being is something we’re really looking forward to.

A Little About Ve-Wenda Mabengo

Welcome to my Global First Responder fundraising page! This page was created to help raise funds for our humanitarian trip to Lukula, Democratic Republic of the Congo this upcoming August. I was born in Lukula, a town in the Kongo Central Province of the DR Congo. I lived there until I moved to Kinshasa to study law at the University of Kinshasa. After changing majors and graduating from the university, I received a scholarship in 1991 to attend Graduate school at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Since my move to the US, I have made Columbia, Missouri my permanent home, even raising my children in this wonderful city. However, I feel the need to give something back to my native community of Lukula by bridging it with my new community in Columbia, Missouri.

I was presented an amazing opportunity to take my friends of Global First Responder to Lukula to volunteer in a medical and humanitarian mission. On this mission, we will donate and install with our own hands a solar system kit and an incinerator to the Reference and General Hospital of Lukula, where I was born. The volunteers will also be offering medical clinics, health education classes and community service projects for the area. We will be working with local physicians to provide primary healthcare for all ages, especially new born babies. This trip will allow me to help providing babies being born in the hospital the same chance I had 60 years ago, and that is a safe birthing room with permanent electricity supply and a clean environment. I am fluent in all local languages, which will help the team bridge with the population, the hospital patients and staff. I will be organizing the entire trip and lead the team on all aspects and situations during the mission in the DR Congo, particularly in Lukula.

I would appreciate any support from friends and good minded sponsors to get this mission accomplished and to bring relief to my community of birth. I thank you for visiting my fundraising page. Should you have any questions or would like to know more about our volunteer trip to Lukula, please do not hesitate to contact us or follow us on our social media outlets.