Cobalt Children of DR Congo
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Laws to protect children and workers in DR Congo are not enforced. Children and unofficial workers mine cobalt for smartphones in slave conditions. Corporates know about this. It is well documented and yet it still happens. Corporates and consumers must take responsibility. At this moment, children are suffering. If you have a smartphone, the cobalt inside it may have been mined by a child. Do you want to help a child in the DR Congo? Even £1 will help. Dorsen, who is 8, works 12 hours for as little as 8p or 10¢. With support, he could go to school and have at least one meal a day like the children below.
Maisha: A new life outside the mines
Our fundraising for cobalt children in the DR Congo: accounts
Funds raised to date    
Annonymous (GoFundMe)   £100
Shaun Daniel (GFM)   £10
Annonymous (GFM)   £10
Michael Thorne (GFM)   £100
Annoymous (GFM)   £10
Andrea Mitchen (GFM)   £20
Annonymous (GFM)   £10
Jolene Ann Turner (GFM) 4 x donations   £50
Jenny Reynolds   £5
Annonyous (GFM)   £10
Anne H (cash)   £20
Lynne R (cash) 9 April 2017   £10
Private pledge* Mrs. C 6 March 2017   £400
Patrick R (cash) 11 April 2017   £20
Annoymous (GFM) 22 April 2017   £15
Paul Crawford (GFM) 10 May 2017   £25.00
Paula Maddy (GFM) 12 May 2017   £20.00
Vanessa McFarlane (GFM) 12 May 2017   £25.00
Jenny Fogarty (GFM) 12 May 2017   £10.00
Susanne Oesting (GFM) 12 May 2017   £20
Tasleem Akhtar (GFM) 12 May 2017   £10
Katherine Collison (GFM) 15 June 2017   £100
Mrs C, Mrs R   £200
Dawne Gowrie Zetterstrom (GFM) 21 July 2017   £50
Gabriel Fajardo (GFM) 19 July 2017   £10
Private pledge, Mrs R   £40.77
Total funds raised to date   £1300.77
Funds sent to charity    
10 April 2017: Good Shepherd Sisters, Kolwezi, DRC, via PayPal   £177.77 (200 Euros)
13 April 2017: Kimbilio, Lubumbashi, DRC, care of Congo Childrn Trust, via JustGiving   £200.00
6 May 2017: Kimbilio, Lubumbashi, DRC, care of Congo Childrn Trust, via JustGiving. Mrs C. £400   £400
+ £100 gift aid
12 July 2017: Kimbilio, Lubumashi, DRC, care of Congo Childrn Trust, via Global Giving   £223
12 July 2017: Kimbilio, Lubumbashi, DRC, care of Congo Childrn Trust, via Global Giving   £200 + £50 gift aid
Total given to charity, so far   £1200.77
Plus Gift Aid   £150
Balance   £100
Donate direct to The Good Shepherd Sisters in Kolwezi. The sisters run a free school with food
Donate direct to Kimbilio in Lubumbashi who nurture street children and child cobalt miners
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This is how it all began. This Sky News report was broadcast in February 2017. It introduced Dorsen and Richard, child cobalt miners. It was heartbreaking.
Dorsen and Richard have been relocated by Alex Crawford and the Sky News team. We are now helping to support Dorsen and Richard, and their friends at Kimbilio, the sanctuary managed by Congo Children Trust. We are campaigning for corporates to help cobalt children with sustained fundraising. THANK YOU for helping us.
People already doing something to give hope to the cobalt children
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Kimbilio children's sanctuary, Lubumbashi
Kimbilio boys
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The Good Shepherd Sisters in Kolwezi
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Cobalt Children, 2017. Consumers and Corporates know it's wrong for children to mine cobalt.
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