• ECI Founder Ben Affleck testifies before Senate

    Ben alongside Bill Gates (and others) testifies before Senate Appropriators (Senate Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs).

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  • Partners for Progress

    Theo Chocolate has launched the latest in a line of ECI-branded chocolate bars made from 100% Congolese cocoa. Through its partnership with ECI, Theo will purchase 640 tons of Congolese cocoa in 2014 - enough for 9 million chocolate bars!

    Order the Coffee and Cream Bar
  • A Growing Future

    ECI partners with Congolese CBOs to increase agricultural productivity and improve the lives of small-holder farmers. Learn about the successes of ECI partner Green House.

    Success Story: Green House
  • Report on Underage Combatants in DRC

    ECI partners with Harvard Humanitarian Initiative to understand the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of former child soldiers in DRC

    Read the Report
  • Database of Community Based Organizations

    USAID and ECI Announce Online Database to Support Congolese Community-based Organizations

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    Making a Difference in Eastern Congo

    We envision an eastern Congo vibrant with abundant opportunities for economic and social development, where a robust civil society can flourish. ECI believes that local, community-based approaches are essential to creating a sustainable and successful society in eastern Congo.

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