Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect
NAKUONA e.V. was founded by Lubuya Tshala-Wirths and her husband Stefan Wirths.
From a very young age Lubuya felt a deep desire to serve her country of birth, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), particularly vulnerable children. Over the years this desire grew and began to slowly take shape into what NAKUONA e.V. now represents – a charity with a heart to help improve the quality of life for orphans by practically showing them the love of Christ – as it helps to meet their physical day-to-day needs and lighten the load for the orphanages. NAKUONA e.V. is the fulfillment and expression of a long nurtured desire to be God’s hands, feet and heart to those in need.
The moment that set the wheels in motion was while watching an advert detailing that approximately 3.1 million children die from hunger and malnutrition around the world, every year (UNICEF, 2018a). From that moment on, Lubuya and Stefan ‘put their hands to the plough’ and began to actively work toward setting up a charity that would let the children know that their existence matters, their lives matter.
They desire to play a part, however small, in helping the children who have lived through the horror of being orphaned become constructive contributors to society with a positive outlook on life.
After many years of carrying this vision and desire, the charity came to life in May of 2019, together with a hand full of friends who agreed to be part of the vision. From its inception to date, NAKUONA e.V. is and will continue to be committed to improving the lives of orphaned children and reminding them that they are seen.
Lubuya and Stefan believe that the practice of seeing, truly seeing will awaken compassion and spark a desire to do your part in meeting the needs of those around you, however big, however small.
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Nakuona is a Swahili word that means ‘I SEE YOU’. We are a charity with the heart to help improve the quality of life for orphans in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Our future hope is to expand this support into other African and third world countries, letting the children know that they are seen, that they matter. We desire to lighten the burden for the orphanages by helping to meet their most pressing needs and in so doing practically show them the love of Christ.
We would love to do this with YOU.
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