Kapinga Bashala is an American fashion designer originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo. She founded Kapy Bash Mode in Congo 1989. She started her brand name in France 1992. With the help of her daughter Laura Lumbayi they design, create, and customize one of a kind products. Our mission is to share with others our African culture through our designs, using trendy fabrics that make you feel unique.
Founded by Dr. Kamanga, Kapinga Bashala, and Sylva-Gracia Lumbayi The Kapy Bash Foundation is a non-profit organization acting to help women and children within low income or no income at all in rural community of the Dr Congo. Our mission is to assist women and children in rural areas of the DR.Congo:
- To improve the health of woman & children within the low and no income community.
- Facilitate access to healthcare facility
- Provide clean drinking water, food, meds beneficial to healthcare and education.
- Communication and Patient teaching
- Emphasize good hygiene for infection control
- Empower women to be self-sufficient by teaching the importance of education.
The founder Kapinga Bashala was left alone for 9 years after a massive heart attack took the life of her first husband at the age of 45.
Had 4 children on her hands and 5 month pregnant. For 2 years, she credits her family, friends, church & God for being there for her. She struggled but always said to herself, that some day, she would do better. That some day, she would give back.
Kapinga's struggle was the inspiration for her to create the non-profit, Kapy Bash Foundation in the Dr Congo. She wanted to give back to this community, what she got, when she was in need.
Kapinga does not do this alone. Co- Founder of the Kapy Bash Foundation is her 2nd husband, Pediatrician, Dr Luc Kamanga along with other Medical Professionals, the support of UNICEF and other non- profits assist and give free care. Group of healthcare professionals who visit the region monthly to provide free consultations and follow up.
In March 2014 they were be able to administer over 20,000 measles vaccines; 15,000 polio vaccines in June 2014.
There is still a lot to be done. It is our goal to make a difference in lives of the Women & Children in Democratic Republic of Congo.
Let put our hands together, let make changes.