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Mpokolo Congo, founded in 2017, has been a non-profit organization since 2021. Based in Belgium, it supports in the city of Kananga (Kasai region in Congo D.R.) the operation of Mpokolo wa Muoyo (“Source of Life”) a shelter where mainly homeless, refugee and neglected children find a warm home before being reintegrated back into their families. That center also plays a major role in reintegrating child soldiers from the region. It is run by Buizingen resident Ivo Vanvolsem and about fifteen dedicated employees.

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Governor's visit

Source: YouTube – Kasaï Central Officiel TV

On November 12, 2022, the new governor of Kasai Central visited Mpokolo wa Muoyo. About this, see the newsletter of the support group dated January 2023 (“A wonderful meeting,” page 3). The above report of this visit was made by Kasai Central Officiel TV and can also be viewed on YouTube.

[May 23, 2023]

Better weather is finally approaching and that means: enjoying an aperitif in the garden, barbecuing with family and friends, … and then a glass of wine often hits the spot.
Should you wish to order wine, you can support Mpokolo-Congo thereby by purchasing your bottle(s) at Wijnvoordeel via They support us throughout the year by donating 3.66% commission on every purchase made with them through our Trooper page. But this month they are doing an extra effort!
The whole month of May they are giving us €10 EXTRA COMMISSION on every purchase of at least €40. For that price you can easily have 4 or 5 bottles of wine. But maybe you’re having a (communion) party soon and could use some bubbles to serve or give as a present? Even then you can visit, because contrary to what their name suggests, you can also find cava, champagne and prosecco. Thank you for thinking of us when ordering wine, champagne, prosecco,….

[9 mei 2023]

Thank you for your support!

Thanks to your purchase of Omer products, Mpokolo-Congo received a nice commission through Trooper.

The purchase of 39 Omer products earns Mpokolo-Congo €237.50.

[April 22, 2023]

Call: suitcases for Kananga

In February, we made an appeal to bring in any unused suitcases you had left at home.

We can now report that we were able to collect no less than 45 suitcases, which we filled with backpacks, clothing for children and adults, toys, shoes, boots, …

These suitcases are now being prepared for shipment to Congo at the end of March.

In the meantime, the valises arrived safe and sound in Kananga. [April 11, 2023]

Many thanks from Ivo and Mpokolo-Congo.

[March 12, 2023]

Father Ivo on the radio (Jan. 31)

Following the Pope’s visit to Congo, Father Ivo was featured in a report on the Radio 1 program “De Wereld Vandaag” (“The world today”) on Jan. 31 (in Dutch).

Click here to listen to the report (12 min 26 sec)

[January 31, 2023]

Newsletter January 2023

The Support Group’s newsletter “January 2023” has been sent via email to the addresses of our interested parties.

You can also read it on this website, under the heading “News” >> “Newsletters of the Support Group”; or click here.

If in the future you would like to receive our newsletters and Fr. Ivo’s circulars directly in your mailbox, please let us know your name and email address via our contact page or by sending an email message to

November is World Month in Halle

Screening of the film “L’Empire du silence” by Thierry Michel on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 7:30 p.m., in the council chamber of City Hall was able to captivate just under 100 people.

On Easter Monday, April 18, 2022, Father Ivo was interviewed in Buizingen by Luk Alloo

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