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 email@example.com.
We support an NGO called Amikale Amka, working with destitute women in and around the city of Butembo. 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. Amikale Amka provide a safe place for them to learn new skills, make a small business and most importantly to find friendship.
Through our partners Promicofinance we are able to assist local people in Butembo to start new businesses or develop their existing business with a low interest micro loan. These can range from $50-500 for individuals and $1,000+ for schools or medical institutions. Through our support they have been able to double their lending to local people in Butembo.
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.
More recently we have started to support the building of 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.
Check out the building progress here.