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Farm to Sewing Table: Nathalie’s Vision

We first met Nathalie in 2017 on Action Kivu’s organic farm, where she was working a plot of land with her mother, Rose. Nathalie is one of nine children, and the fourth of eight girls. Her parents could not afford to send their kids to school, and when her father died, Nathalie’s mother started working

Action Kivu’s Student Educators: Ending the spread of HIV AIDS in eastern Congo

Nurse Jeanine sits with six of the students who are anti-HIV / AIDS educators in their schools and communities, gathered to update us on their progress and the change they’ve seen from their outreach. With the support of donors to Action Kivu, Jeanine has tested over 1400 people in 2018, and follows up with those

Matabaro and Mukwege: Daily Inspiration for Peace and Equality

From our Founding Director, Amani Matabaro, who is a community organizer in every facet of his life, from his work with Action Kivu his commitment to the mission of Rotary International. Read Amani’s words, as his Rotary Club delivers medical equipment to Dr. Denis Mukwege for use at the Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, DRC: “What

Feminist Manifesto: Teach her to reject likeability

Bulangalire did not hesitate to speak up as we talked about what equality means for women and girls in Congo. “I’m very angry about the discrimination,” she said. “My father told me I shouldn’t go to school, that my brother should. My father knows he owes me a debt for not putting me in school.”

Congo Peace School: Training in trauma-informed care

The Congo Peace School teachers and staff continue to be trained in the tenets of peace & nonviolence. Amani Matabaro, trained at the University of Rhode Island in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s prinicples, leads the sessions, and reports that the teachers and staff are deeply engaged in the training. One teacher responded: “We are