I have just spent the past four days traveling to the north to finally visit our house in Alimbongo and wish you could have all been with me. When I arrived at the house, women and staff came out with a drum and began singing and dancing. They then presented me a letter of gratitude for the house, along with some needs, then the children’s club sang and gave me flowers from their garden. Was amazing to be there!
Just a few words from the women:
“I never knew how to read or write, but thanks to Wamama Simameni, I now know how to read and write.”
“You have written Wamama Simameni on the door, and I knew this was a place where we would have to get up off the ground and stand tall!”
And a photograph of all of the women who escorted me down the hill, following me in procession, singing, “we will carry you on your way. we will accompany you.”
Thanks to all of you for supporting me and the women of the Congo today.