MCC Photo/Matthew Lester

Chubaka Birhonoka carries his 8-month-old son Nahuma Birhonoka after working in the family fields planting corn and maize. With the support of MCC, Église du Christ au Congo – Ministère des Refugiés et des Urgences (ECC-MERU; Church of Christ in Congo – Ministry of Refugees and Emergencies) rents individual and a communal field for displaced families living at Mubimbi camp near the town of Minova in South Kivu Province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo).

MCC Festival 2020 raises over $640,000.

When we first started planning the 2020 Festival for World Relief, we could never have imagined the generosity during a time like this. This year, you came together in such a fantastic way, and we are incredibly grateful. Through the Festival To-Go, Cyclathons, Plant Sale, Quilt Sale, and fundraising, generous donors contributed over $640K to the 2020 MCC Festival. With the matching opportunities applied, this results in over $2M in programs to help families in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Thank you also to the volunteers who donated their time and resources towards the success of the weekend. Your generosity is directly impacting and changing the lives in DR Congo and we can't say thank you enough for your support.

The DR Congo programs are funded through MCC’s account at Canadian Foodgrains Bank, matched by Canadian government dollars (our tax dollars at work), and implemented by MCC partners in DRC.