Our ‘Love Congo’ project works alongside partner organisations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), we provide practical and financial support in a number of areas to help bring about change to these people lives. The projects we support are based in the North East of the country, where many people have been displaced and are living in extreme poverty. If you would like to know more about any of our work in the DRC please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
We support NGO’s working with destitute women in and around the North Kivu province. Many of them are widowed due to the violence and many have had to flee their homes due to the constant threat from rebel groups. Our support helps to provide a safe place for them to learn new skills, gain access to micro finance loans and most importantly to find friendship.
supporting displaced people
Violence in the DRC has displaced over 3 million people and many of these are now living in extreme poverty, especially in the North-East of the country. We have been able to purchase land, crops and livestock for the displaced people to make a living.
We support a primary and secondary school in Butembo called Uamusho. They have over 300 pupils, around 30% of whom are orphans and cannot afford to pay their school fees. The support we provide means that these children can continue with their education, ensures that all the teachers are paid a salary each month and enables the building of safe classrooms.
In November 2018 we opened a new health centre in the town of Kasindi, close to the Ugandan border. The centre will specialise in child and maternal health, and is only one of 2 health centres in a 60 mile radius. Find out more here.