November 30, 2006
Helping the Congo, person by person
(Page 2 - Previous Page)And the results are not only beneficial to the people of the Congo, but to Israel as well, she emphasized.
"All those little things add up, and the people here start to realize that Israel is helping them and loving them," she said. "When the 10 students went to Burundi, they painted a big white cloth sheet saying, 'Israel Loves Burundi' -- in English and Hebrew, and in their national language, Kirundi."
Garaway, who spends an average of three months a year in the Congo, said that while it's difficult running an organization by herself, she's been boosted by the support -- both moral and financial -- that she's received from others.
"It's officially only me, but it also isn't -- there's so many people whom without their volunteering it wouldn't get done," she said. "There's so many good people out there. Every time we post a notice about a baby needing heart surgery, within 24 hours it's taken care of. It's amazing how generous people can be."
For more information about Moriah Africa, visit www.moriahafrica.org
David Brinn is editorial director of ISRAEL21c, a media organization focusing on 21st century Israel.
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