Miscellaneous

Baby sitters

Theresia Household Services is specialized in training housekeepers, baby sitters and gardeners. For more, reach out to Didier Akili at grapdcongo@gmail.com.

Carpenters:

  • Eric: 081 038 4227 (he built the furniture at Chalet restaurant).
  • Gabriel: Decorator: 097 363 1193 (furniture).
  • Elias: 099 257 2548 (tables and beds). 
  • Jean Marie: 099 413 3825 (beds).
  • Benjamin: 099 420 3433.
  • 089 845 4507.

Cook:

  • Bahati: 099 838 8804.

Detective:

  • John Baptiste, better known as Jack Bauer, is a well-known detective in town. He miraculously finds people and stolen goods. Daily Beast featured him in an article in June 2015. You can contact him at 099 581 5055, 089 563 3760, and 082 117 1242.

Electricity:

Generators:

  • Go Shop: 099 249 007. Info@goshoprdc.com. Mo-Fr 8-12h, 13-16h, Sat. 8-12h.
  • Yamaha store in Goma sells generators, as well. dimibisharma@hotmail.com.

Solar:

  • Bboxx. 081 878 5474, info.bboxx@gmail.com.
  • Go Shop: 099 249 007. Info@goshoprdc.com. Mo-Fr 8-12h, 13-16h, Sat. 8-12h.

EBanner GoShop elephant

Electronics store:

Purchase:

  • Mason Dieu est Misericordieux (MDM). 099 546 0852, 081 357 7796, 085 325 6811, bahatibutimwa@gmail.com.
  • Go Shop offers a range of electronics, incl. laptops, routers, printers, and other computer equipment. 081 313 0661, 099 861 1083. Info@goshoprdc.com. Mo-Fr 8-12h, 13-16h; Sat. 8-12h.

Repair:

  • If you have problems with your electronic hardware (computers, cell phones, radios etc.), pay a visit to Maison Nokia behind the post office at the BEDGL roundabout in downtown Goma. Speak to Danny (099 725 7106). Alternatively, call 099 772 7271, 099 725 7106, 00250 785 818 890, alexsafro2000@yahoo.fr.

Unlocking of your cell phone:

  • Mix Max Digital – right next to Maison Orange – unlocks cell phones for as cheap as $15. 099 123 3333, 097 222 2121, 099 171 7027, mixmaxdigital@gmail.com, k_smarty2000@yahoo.fr.
  • Alex Hitech Shop. Call Alex Ribanje at 099 298 0680, +250 788 481 046, ribanje2001@gmail.com
  • Maison Nokia behind the post office at the BEDGL roundabout in downtown Goma. Speak to Danny (099 725 7106). Alternatively, call 099 772 7271, 099 725 7106, 00250 785 818 890, alexsafro2000@yahoo.fr.

Gardener:

  • Theresia Household Services is specialized in training housekeepers, baby sitters and gardeners. For more, reach out to Didier Akili at grapdcongo@gmail.com.
  • Call Chance at 082 432 1497.
  • If you’re looking for plants, flowers and pots, you should pass by La Clemence off the Entree Presidentielle in Himbi 1.

Haircut:

  • Martine comes home and does a great job. 099 345 9629.
  • Check the hair stylist on Avenue Kanyamuhanga, just before the Casino. Ask for Jonas Musiko. He is experienced in cutting hair of ‘wazungu.’ A basic haircut is $7. 097 247 3132, 081 360 1966, 097 247 3132, 078 875 7564.
  • Les Coiffeurs De Goma: “If You Want Your Hair Done Properly, You Go To A Man.” It’s a great read on OkayAfrica. You’ll enjoy it.

(Photos by Finbarr Oreilly. Sketches by Anne-France White.)

Mechanic:

  • For motorbikes: Chiza Desire (099 549 2901) from the Yamaha store in Goma (dimibisharma@hotmail.com).
  • Check out this photo series by the Daily Beast about badass women mechanisms in Goma.

Painter:

  • 099 298 4033.

Passport photos:

  • There a range of shops, where you can get a passport pictures. Try, for example, at shops around the post office at BEDGL roundabout.

Photographer

  • Justin Justkas Kasereka is a talented young Congolese photographer. Contact him via Facebook or Twitter.

Plumber:

  • Don Bosco: Av. de l’ aéroport, in front of URUBATT. Père Honorato: 099 432 6743, 085 923 1552.

Tailor:

  • On Avenue Beni in downtown Goma, Confection Mixte/Guy-Guy Mode offers cheap repairs. 099 755 5550.
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2 responses to Miscellaneous

  1. Virginie TELLIER LABAT says:

    Hi, I am a French expat in Goma. Wants to provide English, Spanish, French lessons to people here. I can also teach General Culture and History Geography. Where do I send my datas, as the contact datas of Livingingoma cannot be found. Thanks a lot. Virginie

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