We are a Christian 501(c) Nonprofit Organization, incorporated in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and headquartered in GOMA (North-Kivu). We are working to impact disadvantage children, women, men, families, and communities around the world by alleviating sufferings and promoting development, socio-economic growth, and human dignity worldwide. Bénenfance is the acronym of Bénévolat pour l’Enfance (French) which means Volunteering for children.
We are an Alliance of Grassroots NGOs.BENENFANCE is an international alliance of BENENFANCE grassroots NGOs and CBOs working in the field of child rights and basic services for children and their families in three countries includedthe Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and the United States. Since 2004, GOD gave the vision to ABEDI MAPASA Patrick to foundBénévolat pour l’enfance – Benenfance (Volunteering for Children) when he was 16 years old.
On 21st December 2006, Patrick and members of the Bénenfance, meet for the registration and determined to marry Christian vocation with concrete actions. And thereafter Benenfance International Alliance (BIA) with such likeminded peoples and organizations who share the common ideology of children’s protection and participation, fair work space and the hope to build a better world for children.
The alliance was formed after the Strategic Forum was organized in 2015, which encouraged the participation of the Senior Management. This initiative was already being implemented in collaboration with volunteers in Uganda, USA, and DR Congo.