Lubumbashi, situated in the south-eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, is the second largest city in the country, second only to the nation's capital Kinshasa. Lubumbashi is the mining capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, acting as a hub for many of the country's biggest mining companies. The copper-mining city serves as the capital of the relatively prosperous Katanga Province, lying near the Zambian border. Its population estimates vary widely but average around 1.5 million. Infrastructure In collaboration with the Provincial Government of Katanga, SOMIKA has entirely rehabilitated the 3 km long Lubumbashi – Kipushi route starting with the bifurcation from the Kasumbalesa road to the entrance of SOMIKA. We have also installed Streetlights on the Lubumbashi-Likasi Route. Education Vinmart Foundation collaborated with the Forum des Affaires Katanga-Afrique du Sud, under the coordination of the South-African Consulate, and participated in the construction of this modern school of Mwazo. We also assist the “Ecole des Filles” of the Kisanga locality. At the “Centre Socio Professionnel Notre Dame du Travail”, we continue to pay tuition fees for 100 young girls studying at the “Coupe et couture, ménagère et apprentissage de la langue française” since 2006. We provide construction material and Monthly financial aid to the Georges Malaika Foundation School for Girls in Kalebuka. Other Electricity: We distribute electricity to the Kisanga locality. We have already donated and installed 2 transformers in the area. Kamalondo Old Age Home: Vinmart Foundation supports the old age home of Kamalondo. Environment: We encourage protection of environment in collaboration with the Zoo and the Botanical Garden (ICCN). ONJ: We support the Observatoire National de la Jeunesse and are funding the construction of their head office in Lubumbashi. Agriculture: In the zest to encourage self-sufficiency of women through agricultural projects with the help of project TERRA, we helped cultivate 100 hectares of Corn. Water: We have facilitated access to drinking water in Lubumbashi by installing 3 bore wells. We have also installed 1 bore hole within the premises of the Georges Malaika Foundation, Kalebuka



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