Shiloh Place is a non-profit organisation community located in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Africa); created in June 2010 by Ms Chantal Kasongo.
The organization is devoted to share God’s love by providing not only a shelter to the needy, but also by empowering and encouraging them self-sustenance, providing educational skills, health care, clean water and establish a community center.
To rescue children who have lost both parents and living a very miserable life and unite them with a loving caregiver.
This is how Shiloh Place Orphanage (in French – Orphelinat Silo Place) started
The vision of the opening of SPO started while I still living in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It continued for years and was getting bigger and stronger! When I came to Canada many years ago, I have become more preoccupied about my vision especially when I see images of orphans or widows on TV or I hear about what other people are doing or have done about social service projects ; each time I can ask myself “What can I do?” “How can I help?”
So, in June 2010 a plot of land was purchased in the city of Lubumbashi (Kamasaka), DRC and the construction of our orphanage has been under way! The goal is to build four homes for the orphans and the caregivers, a medical clinic, a community centre, a school and clean water.
1-One home and its furniture has been completed.
2-The community centre has finished and has been in use. This building is a multi-service place. It is used for worship on Sundays and other days for other services such as vaccines’ place, learning centre and more.
3-The house monthly budget is much needed before the orphans come in with their caregiver.
4- The construction of the first classroom is in progress. The need for the students’ desks is big.