About Us

Our Family in Africa seeks to give hope and opportunity to vulnerable children in the Democratic Republic of Congo. We are a non-profit organization based in Camas, Washington (USA). We are minimally staffed and owe a great deal to our steadfast volunteers throughout the United States and Canada, many of whom have adopted Congolese children.

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Our Programs


OFA partners with multiple orphanages in southern and eastern Congo to house, feed, and educate over 200 orphans.

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Salisa Bana School

Salisa Bana is a very well organized and well-kept school serving about 200 children from 5 to 13 years old.

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Feed Congo Kids

Village nurses identify, treat, and track the recovery of the neediest children in their community.

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Latest News

Monthly Newsletter – May 2017

Happy Mother’s Day! Mothers are truly a treasure. Parents are essential to the healthy development of children and to the overall functionality of society. As Mother’s Day again draws near I reflect on my relationship with my own mother and how different life would have been for me if I were in the situation of […]

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Emergency Need for Salisa Bana School Disaster

We have terrible news to pass along today. For the second time in less than a year, the Salisa Bana School was hit by a tornado. While the last one struck only a glancing blow, this tornado did serious damage to the school.     First, and most importantly, no one was hurt and all […]

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March 2017 Newsletter

Another Successful Trip to Salisa Bana School Deacon Jim recently returned from his semi-annual trip to the Salisa Bana School outside Kinshasa, DRC and what a productive trip it was! Many of Deacon Jim’s trips have been about helping with construction or bringing supplies but this was a much more strategic visit. One thing the […]

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Who We Serve

Our Family in Africa works to alleviate the suffering of children in the Democratic Republic of Congo. There are approximately 5,000,000 orphans there and massive need throughout the country. In a nation with a history of post-colonial civil war and lack of potential for young people, we have the opportunity to help raise strong and educated children who will transform the DRC for the better.

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Chronic Malnutrition Rate for children 0-5 years