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HIV/AIDS Education in Congo: An Unbreakable Chain of Communication

An update from Amani on the HIV/AIDS education, testing, and prevention project you support through your partnership with Action Kivu: This month we jointly organized an anti HIV/AIDS campaign with our school kids with SOS SIDA, a Congolese organization focusing on HIV/AIDS. They brought hundreds of graphic pamphlets with key messages on how to prevent

Bulonza’s Inspiration: To be among people who are helping others [Congo]

“Look for the helpers.” Fred Rogers’ memory of his mother’s wise words remind us how to act in difficult times. In Congo, Bulonza not only looks for the helpers, she is one. “What I see in my life and in the world that I want to be a part of, that inspires me and excites

World Teachers’ Day in Congo: Literacy 101

Often when we envision teachers, we think of teaching to classrooms of young students, children eager to learn, some drowsy from a bad night of sleep, some goofing off, some reading ahead in the assigned book. But what of those children who were not given the opportunity to attend school? Girls who grew into adulthood

From Sewing Student to Mentor: So Much Has Changed [Congo]

  [From our Executive Director Rebecca Snavely’s visit this year to Congo.] I returned to Congo for my second trip in five years this past February, and Amani once again took me to see Ernata, whom I’d first met in 2012, a sewing student in a small, crowded workshop. Today, you’ll most likely find her

Field Report: Fresh from the Farm Harvest

Tuesday, September 12 2017 was a day of harvest at the shared farm in Mumosho, Congo. Our agronomist, a University student studying the latest organic farming techniques, shares his new knowledge and understanding of the land, producing beautiful, organic cabbages, fruits, and other veggies for the women to feed their families and sell at the