The Democratic Republic of Congo struggles with high rates of domestic violence. Although there are laws in place, the culture barrier favours men, which means the rules are difficult to enforce. Across the country, 51% of women report experiencing domestic violence in their lifetime.

Clinique Papillon is a small hospital that has been supported by International Needs Canada for more than 10 years. The clinic, located in Lubumbashi, specializes in maternity, HIV/AIDs, and other women’s health matters. Gilson Kyungu, the Clinic Administrator shares:

“Only God who touched your hearts knew the difficulties that would arise if your help had not reached us. Thank you for everything you do for Clinique Papillon.”