On Monday morning, I am travelling to Congo for the ninth time, accompanied by my wife Kerstin who is going there for the second time. For a few months now, we have been preparing the trip with the help of many people, both in Sweden and in Congo, to get things in place. The meetings we have had with Congo veterans at Uppsala Mission Church, at the Equmenia Church’s Office in Alvik and the Congo Brazzaville Embassy in and Stockholm have been especially valuable.
Congo Brazzaville’s ambassador to Sweden went to Congo a few weeks ago, and he has prepared for us a meeting with some influencial persons during our stay. One of the goals of this trip is to convince prominent Congolese of the importance of entrepreneurship. The second goal is to sell our solar lamps.
Now, I want to take the opportunity to thank everyone who has sponsored solar lamps. So far, the campaign has received 28 800: – SEK. I urge those of you who want to get involved and lit solar lamps in Congo to submit your contribution to our Swish number is 123 515 83 99. Please read the previous blog. Sales of the subsided lamps will start in mid-March. There are two weeks left of the campaign “Light a solar lamp in Congo”.
Kerstin will manage the blog during this trip. As long as we have access to Internet she will blog every evening about the happenings of the day.