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Cheers to Congo! Meet Amani in L.A.

Save Cheers to Congo Tickets Regular admission $40.00 USD We’re excited to welcome Action Kivu’s inspiring leader Amani Matabaro to Los Angeles, for you to hear stories of how your generosity is generating hope & change in the lives of the women & kids in Congo! RSVP today – a suggested donation of $40* for

Now You’re Speaking My Language: Connecting in Congo

Action Kivu’s Executive Director Rebecca Snavely recently returned from visiting Congo and all the programs our partners support. She writes here about the joy of finding shared understanding despite language barriers.) I’d spent a half hour repeating the few words I knew in Swahili and Mashi, the local dialect: “Jambo!” to greet the girls and

Growing Food and Community in Congo: We work faster together! We’re like family

Mapendo and Faida share a plot of farmland in Action Kivu’s Organic Food for All Program. “We work faster together! We’re like family.” Learn more about Action Kivu’s work in growing food and community and combating malnutrition here.

Sisterhood: Together We Feel Stronger [Congo]

In Swahili, Mwamini means trusted, believing. “I live my name,” Mwamini says. “Without believing, it would have been impossible to graduate from the Sewing Workshop.” Mwamini was forced to quit elementary school in the 4th grade, her family unable to afford school fees for their 6 children. “Sewing is a passion for me, I wanted

Start with Love: Sewing Student Iragi on Raising Up Good Leaders

Make a dress for me, Iragi asked her sister, Francine, who had just graduated from Action Kivu’s Sewing Workshop and set up her new Singer sewing machine in a room in their home. Francine didn’t have time, so Iragi decided to join the Class of 2017, and make her own dresses. The first day she