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 how Shiloh Place Orphanage (in French – Orphelinat Silo Place) started
While I still living in Democratic Republic of Congo in the city of Lubumbashi, I have had a vision of having a big house and have many people living me there!
At first I did not know what that was about! It took me years to understand that it was a vision for creating an orphanage.
The desire continued for years and it 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! So far, one home and its furniture has been completed with the remaining of three homes to be built once additional funds are attained. The goal is to build four homes, a medical clinic, church – centre, farm, a school and provide clean water.
The construction of the center has finished. Right now, we are working on the pavement of the floor and the walls. The monthly budget is much needed before the orphans come in with their caregiver. 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 center and more.