The AusCongo Network was founded by Pastor Constantin Mukendi in the year 2008, after he identified a need for better systems to ensure remittances sent to the Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC) by Congolese people living in Australia. He was inspired by the proverb “give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”. From this dream AusCongo Network was born.
We are a volunteer organisation dedicated to community development projects that help Congolese community in DRC to alleviate poverty.
ACN is currently working with the Congolese community of Mbuji-Mayi to guide and finance impoverished locals. We have a community centre in the town which consists of six staff members, who run several community development projects. The projects include Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) program that teaches locals on essential business skills and allows them to access micro-finance loans for growing their businesses.
We also support several community group meetings at the centre.