Friday, June 17, 2016

howFar Medical Clinic in Need, as Illness Spreads in the Congo:

We have received a message from Pastor John, who does much of our work in the Congo:

"Hello Executive Director I had the Church services at Mudja last Sunday , whereby I also profited to visit our clinic. It was by Great peaty (pity) that I met (found that) there has broken a heavy diarrhea which has affected all Mudja people. Consequently, there is no more medicines in the clinic and the patients sent me to tell you that you have become the only one to help them as you always do. I met children, men and women are getting treetments at our clinic and at least two persons are on the bed. Nurses told me that 25 patients have been coming in per day. The fellowers have decided 2 days’ prayings that God provides you more for this issue before some of our vulnerable mudja people and pygmies die. God bless you and your team. Here below are photos of patients receiving treatment at our clinic.

We were able to send $600 to Pastor John, and he has restocked the clinic with much needed supplies.  We are saddened by their suffering, but we are so blessed to be able to care for the people of the Congo.  What a heartbreaking, yet encouraging message: "you have become the only one to help them as you always do".

We are truly thankful for your donations and support - we couldn't do this without you.  Your donations are being used to heal sickness, and change lives.  

Pastor John (far left) giving supplies to the howFar Clinic Staff

Families wait to be treated 

Villagers being treated for dehydration

The howFar Clinic, with Congolese patients awaiting treatment

To help us replenish the howFar Clinic funds, click on the "donate" button on the left side of this page.

Written by: Hillary Mackay, howFar Social Media and Marketing Specialist

Monday, June 6, 2016

Teaching Congolese Women The Skills Needed To Survive And Provide

howFar operates five Women's Development Centers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where in-crisis widowed and abused women can receive support.  At these centers, women are given the chance to learn life-changing skills, like sewing, so that they are able to provide for themselves and their children.

A Congolese Woman Practices Sewing in our howFar Women's Center

This opportunity is one that would not be possible without help from howFar and our generous supporters.  We provide sewing machines, along with the needed materials for the women to learn the trade.  Once they master the skill, they can use the items, or sell them to feed their families.  

Your donations help support women who cannot help themselves.  howFar will you go? 

Written by: Hillary Mackay, howFar Social Media and Marketing Specialist

Friday, June 3, 2016

Bringing the Gospel to Haitian Orphans

howFar provided "The Most Important Story" books to orphaned children in Haiti.  The name of the book says it all - these children are learning about the most important story they will ever hear, and are being introduced to the gospel, so that they can know their Heavenly Father who loves them unconditionally.

Orphaned Children in Haiti, reading their new book - "The Most Important Story".

The Children were so excited to have something of their own, and especially excited to have something in their own language.  The books will strengthen the children mentally, but most importantly, it will strengthen them spiritually.  To learn more, contact howFar Board Member, Diane Moffi at, or to donate to this project click the donate button at

Written by: Hillary Mackay, howFar Social Media and Marketing Specialist 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Crimson Academy Students to Receive Solar Powered Lights


Hillary Mackay, Social Media and Marketing Specialist
The How Far Foundation, Inc. and howFar Ministries Inc.

Crimson Academy Students to Receive Solar Powered Lights

Buford, Georgia, Thursday, May 05, 2016 - How Far Foundation Board Member, Rob Boogaard, has been working on an innovative project that will allow primary age students in Rwanda to do something they have never been able to do – study after dark! 

Mr. Boogaard, in partnership with Phillip Haynes of Crimson Academy of Rwanda and Maurits Groen of Waka Waka, will provide solar-powered lights with USB power chargers to 450 students at Crimson Academy. Waka Waka, which means “shine bright” in Swahili, is a social impact company on a mission to provide universal access to the abundant energy of the sun.

The Waka Waka device that the children will receive

In order for the students to get a Waka Waka solar charger, they must go through a process that will help them to build skills for the future.  First, they have to take part in a community service project to work for their device.  Second, they will learn about how contracts are used and why they are important, and they will sign a contract stating that they will care for their device.  Third, there will be a special ceremony, where the teachers and leaders will celebrate the child’s efforts, so that they feel important and excited about what they are learning. 

Not only will this project help the children with their studies, but it will also empower them and prepare them for the future. 

Waka Waka’s mission statement: “Our mission is to share the abundant power of the sun with more than a billion people worldwide who don’t have the luxury of a light switch and another billion who don’t have reliable access. Waka Waka is in the business of empowering lives” (

About howFar  - The How Far Foundation, Inc., based in Buford, Georgia, is a 501c3 Non-Profit.  The How Far Foundation is an International Humanitarian Aid Agency. We partner with marginalized and in-crisis people groups across sub-Saharan Africa.  Our goal is to provide training and resources that empower individuals and communities to improve their quality of life.

Written by: Hillary Mackay, howFar Social Media and Marketing Specialist