In 2008 our founder, John Kasongo, and his family arrived in the United States as refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). They have since experienced a land of opportunity and remain deeply grateful to have settled in the United States. Having lived under difficult circumstances in the DRC, the Kasongo family pledged to remember their fellow Congolese who continue to struggle and live in poverty.
In 2012 John returned to the DRC and started a family tradition of giving back through volunteering and providing direct support. The Kasongo family has helped children living in poverty by providing access to education, health care, clothing, and food. Their inaugural efforts directly supported 5 children, and as of 2017 the family is proud that they’ve now impacted the lives of 64 children in the DRC.
In 2017 the John Kasongo Foundation was formed to continue and expand the family’s charitable work. Our dream will be realized when the Foundation becomes a global vehicle for direct change and support.
The Foundation’s mission is to help the impoverished in the DRC by providing opportunities and resources to become economically self-reliant. Our goal is to raise up a generation of Congolese through access to education, healthcare, and basic life necessities, including support for the building of schools, hospitals, and agrarian infrastructure.
Every day children are born into poverty in the DRC – any amount you or your company could donate to the Foundation will change a child’s life. Please consider giving out of gratitude for the abundance we enjoy in the United States of America and other developed nations.
The John Kasongo Foundation, EIN 82-0891294, is a nonprofit organization exempt from income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions are deductible to the extent allowed by law.