Need: Need a connection in Matadi, Western Democratic Republic of Congo
I'm raising funds in advance of an April '10 trip to Matadi. In addition to giving my friend's family business start-up and education money, I'm going to provide tuition money at a school where my friend's brother is a teacher. I've done a lot of web searching but can't find anyone from the US who's gone to or lives in Matadi. I'd like to find out what supplies I should bring for the people (vs. buying there), what kids/schools need and also personal stuff like safety tips, transport from Kinshasa airport, whether I'll find ATM in Matadi, etc.
I'd appreciate any information from someone who knows the area. Thanks!