Bethesda Relief International, Inc.

Hudson, WI   |  www.BethesdaRelief.org

Mission

Provide ongoing support for food, shelter, education, and health care to those less fortunate including orphans of civil war and the AIDS epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo.   Constructing elementary school facility to aid in providing education of orphans in Democratic Republic of Congo.

Ruling year info

2004

President

Mr. Peter Bernard

Co Principal Officer

Lori Bernard

Main address

1509 Laurel Ave

Hudson, WI 54016 USA

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EIN

83-0388177

NTEE code info

International Relief (Q33)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Poverty and illiteracy among the poorest members of Congo's citizens is devastating countless lives every year. Only 55% of the people in Congo even complete 5th grade. Among orphans, this rate is even worse as they have very little help.

Our programs

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Orphan Aid

Operational program: Ongoing monthly support of 40 children orphaned by civil war and AIDS. Funds are allocated for food, schooling, health care, and housing as needed. Capital program: A primary school is in the progress of being built to provide basic educational needs for the orphans. Land has been acquired and the school will be built when funds are obtained.

Population(s) Served

Construction of school building serving orphans and local students with primary and secondary education.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Increase our ability to aid 80 orphans on a monthly basis.

Complete construction of the school facility.

Send teachers to Congo.

Planning for fresh water well, clinic and orphanage.

We believe in helping people help themselves. Breaking the cycle of poverty is critical to ending the plight of orphans and we believe is best achieved through providing for education while meeting their daily needs for food, shelter, clothing, medical care. By educating these children, they will be able to rise out of their desperate situations.

We work in partnership with a local minister in Congo-Kinshasa, who is native to country. This ensures funds and assistance is given to people who truly need it.

We have been able to maintain consistent support since 2005. While others have dropped support for Bishop Bofata, we have been able to remain as a steady source of support for his work.

We have not been able to complete the construction work on the school to open it. We had hoped to open 4 school rooms in Sept 2012, but funding limitations prevented it. As of Sept 2017, we have three classrooms open, and have 13 more to go.

In 2016, A well for drinking water was drilled which now provides clean drinking water for the school and surrounding area. For 2018, we hope to open two more classrooms and start offering high school level classes.

Financials

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Bethesda Relief International, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 06/13/2019
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Board chair

Peter Bernard

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Term: 2010 -

David Smith

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Peter Bernard

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Lori Bernard

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Marya Smith

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