Katako-Kombe: BBQ cancelled – providing alternatives for support

Barbecue for Katako-Kombe cancelled

As a result of the corona measures, the (delicious) annual benefit barbecue for the Katako-Kombe health project in the Congo has been cancelled this year.

Alternative support

We’re not just disappointed that we have had to put off the event until 2021; the decision also has grave consequences for our project. By way of compensating for the usual source of income to some extent, we provided a number of alternative options for supporting the health project.

Giving support has never been as attractive as this!

The government is giving social profit organisations a helping hand with an extra tax reduction (60% instead of 45%) for donations.

1. Voluntary contributions

Can we persuade you to make voluntary contributions? All support is more than welcome and is passed on to the project to 100%.

  • Contributions of less than €40.00 or deposits for which no tax certificate is required can be donated to the account of the Jan Steyaert Foundation (BE12 8900 1462 4092), with Katako-Kombe (no tax certificate) as the reference.
  • Would you like a tax certificate for your donation? Please donate through the Memisa Katako Kombe account (BE79 8805 6167 7133, BIC: with 910/8000/00021 as the mandatory reference.

2. ‘Ils vont là où mêmes les moustiques sont sauvages’

Rik Neirynck has been on eight missions to Katako Kombe. He meticulously kept a diary that he published under the name ‘Ils vont là où mêmes les moustiques sont sauvages’ or ‘To where mosquitoes are still wild’, meaning that in this so remote aphrodisiac region, only nature has a hold on everyday life. The book is in Dutch.

Profits go to Katako-Kombe. To order, follow this link.

3. Barista coffee bar

This year, the barista coffee bar once again decorated the atrium of Maria Middelares General Hospital in support of Katako-Kombe. People could choose between a tempting range of teas, chocolate milk drinks and freshly roasted coffee. That certainly makes for an even more refreshing little break!