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

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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Send the Love – OFA February Newsletter

Send the Love this Valentine’s Day With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching it’s difficult to walk into a grocery store or shopping mall without being bombarded with red heart shaped balloons and cute messages from Hallmark. Other messages urge us to buy chocolates, flowers, or those little heart candies we all loved getting in elementary school. […]

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OFA December Newsletter

As one year comes to a close we look to the next with hope and belief this will be better than the last. Continued Progress at Salisa Bana School The dream of clean water continues to move forward at Salisa Bana School. With the well project now at about 70% completion, the end is in […]

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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