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Nathalie Makoma Appointed PFM Goodwill Ambassador

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We are proud to introduce Nathalie Makoma, the Congolese Dutch singer-songwriter, as Passion for Motherland’s Goodwill Ambassador. She has graciously agreed to help us support homeless street children and youth in Kinshasa, DR Congo. Nathalie Makoma was the lead singer for the group Makoma and she later embarked on a solo musical career on her own, becoming one of the most famous Congolese artists. She has collaborated with stars like Papa Wemba and her most popular videos have been streamed more than 800,000 times…

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PFM Showcase 2016 was a huge success!

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The 4th annual Passion for Motherland Showcase took place on Saturday, 20th August 2016 at the Holiday Inn hotel, in the heart of London. It was a fantastic event, highly enjoyable, and it puts us a giant step closer to our goal. The night combined a vibrant fashion show with amazing live music from internationally acclaimed Congolese musician Gasandji. Mell Nyoko and Christina Fonthes delivered some incredibly powerful poetry – and the audience was held captive by our guest speakers Alimatu Dimonekene and Dr. Karen…

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Meet our Host, Artists, Poets and Keynote Speakers

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On Saturday 20th August, we invite you to join us for the 4th Passion for Motherland Showcase at the Holiday Inn, Regents’ Park from 6PM – 11PM. Our host for the evening will be BBC Africa broadcast journalist Nora Fakim and we have a fantastic line up for you! This year’s showcase is particularly important, because all funds raised will be dedicated to building a shelter for vulnerable children living on the streets of Kinshasa and to helping support our partner Charité et Secours provide vital…

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Join us at the PFM Showcase 2016 in London!

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We are very proud to announce that our 4th Annual fundraiser will take place on Saturday, 20th August 2016 from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm at the Holiday Inn Hotel Regents Park, London. We encourage you to join us for an evening of vibrant fashion, live music and powerful poetry – and all in the name of a great cause! This year’s showcase is particularly important, because all funds raised will be dedicated to supporting two special projects:- Construction of PFM’s very own Shelter Centre…

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What is Passion for Motherland?

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Passion for Motherland (PFM) was founded in 2013, as a platform with the objective to raise funds and awareness intended to support existing organisations running empowering projects at grassroots level in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. For three consecutive years, through PFM Showcase, we have brought together more than three hundred people in order to support emerging talents in the areas of Fashion, Music and Poetry. However, In December 2015, Lisette travelled back to Kinshasa, to pay her last respects to her grandmother,…

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The Charite et Secours Orphanage Kinshasa

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At the end of 2015, PFM’s founder, Lisette Mibo, visited her native city of Kinshasa to get a better understanding of exactly where PFM could make the biggest difference. Being born in a country is one thing, but nations evolve – and so do their needs. This visit led to a great new partnership that will provide the platform on which PFM will build. For over 20 years, Charite et Secours (CHARISECOURS) has provided shelter and education for a number of street children in…

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