There is no better way to end the year and start the festive season than with a celebration in the city where celebrations are done best: Rome, Italy. During a warm pre-Christmas night at Hotel Adriano's Gin Corner in the city centre, friends, family, supporters and journalists attended our launch event for our 2018 fundraiser.
The Casa Congo team presented bamboo construction progress and explained the principles of our community based conservation programs, as well as the long term vision to create scalable and global sustainable development business model. With 200 attendees and over 1500 euros raised for the continuation of our programs and the construction of Central America's first ever 100% sustainable bamboo school.
In the historical centre of Rome, at Hotel Adriano in via della Pallacorda, guests were treated with customised Casa Congo cocktails, Italian aperitifs and Casa Congo sustainable products for sale.
We were overwhelmed by the inpouring of support for our cause. We came away with a list of benefactors keen to get on board and help in all kinds of ways. We'd like to give a special thanks to all the people involved in organising this event, the venue and the fantastic audience. Happy New Year to our global Casa Congo team, see you again in Rome next year!