Action Kivu
provides the Democratic Republic of Congo's victims of violence with the opportunity to rebuild their lives on a foundation of hope, dignity, and economic self-sustenance.

Our approach is spearheaded through two programs:

THE KIVU SEWING WORKSHOP

In an eight-month program, students, all victims of the Congo's years of devastating conflict, learn to sew, knit and embroider and eventually acquire the skills and capacity to work on their own as seamstresses who can provide for themselves and their families.

EDUCATION ASSISTANCE FOR CHILDREN
Action Kivu works in partnership with primary schools in Congo to fund the education of vulnerable children affected by the ongoing conflict.

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Dorcas
Dorcas was only 13 years old when Rwandan rebels (FDLR) attacked Kasika-Mwenga, her home village in 2005. One of her sisters was killed in the attack and Dorcas was raped by two of the attackers, resulting in pregnancy...read more...
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Mugisa
While looking after her mother at the Mumosho Health Center, Mugisa was attacked by three armed men on March 26, 2006. She was raped repeatedly and today still suffers from the memory...read more...
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Ntaboba
Action Kivu is paying the school fees for Ntaboba (translated "no fear"). One of the children most affected by the war in eastern Congo, his father was shot dead 7 years ago. When Ntaboba was 6, his right leg was seriously injured by a grenade explosion in the jungle while he was collecting firewood...read more...