The 2021 IMCK Endowment Matching Campaign Honors
Bernard Kabibu Bimvulu: A Dedicated IMCK Leader
Bernard Kabibu Bimvulu served as the Administrator of IMCK for 15 years (2001 – 2016). He was an example of the dedicated and caring leadership that has made IMCK what it is today. Prior to holding several positions at IMCK, Bernard served in other teaching institutions in the Kasai region for many years. He has left an enduring legacy at IMCK and positively influenced the lives of many in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Read more about Bernard’s life.
We honor Bernard as our focus person for the 2021 IMCK Endowment Matching Campaign. You can honor him, too, with your donation which will be matched by several generous donors.
The Friends of IMCK was organized to support the work of the Institut Médical Chrétien du Kasai (IMCK) located in Tshikaji, Democratic Republic of Congo. Founded in 1954, IMCK – consisting of the Good Shepherd Hospital, clinics, and nursing schools – provides vital services to the people in this region. Good Shepherd Hospital is rated as one of the top hospitals in DR Congo. Read more about the great work of IMCK.
A key component of our support efforts is the establishment of a permanent IMCK Endowment Fund whose proceeds will help stabilize the operating income for IMCK. The struggle to remain solvent in a very challenging environment is ongoing. The Christian witness IMCK provides to patients, students and staff is inspirational and critically needed for the spiritual health of the community they serve.
The table below shows the relative strength of key services in DR Congo and demonstrates the challenges facing our Congolese friends in their daily lives.