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Saveur Du Kivu Invites World to Taste Congo Coffee

Every cup of coffee poured and celebrated at Saveur Du Kivu is a victory for Congolese farmers and we are incredibly proud, along with our partners, to play a small role in their story" – Dane Erickson, Managing Director, ECI.

Featuring photography by Clay Enos, Barista Magazine caught up with ECI's Baraka Kasali to discuss Saveur Du Kivu 2017 – a coffee cupping event in Goma featuring the speciality coffees of the DRC. Read more..
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Kelly Goodejohn Testifies on Starbucks Ethical Sourcing and Partnership with ECI

"Our work with Eastern Congo Initiative and its Congolese partners, including USAID, aims to make Eastern Congo a reliable source of high quality Arabica coffee, and to link Congolese farmers to the international marketplace.."


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ECI Partners to Provide Micro-insurance to Rural Farmers

In partnership with Ideo.org, Heal Africa & CADERCO, ECI is helping to provide health care through an innovative micro-insurance pilot program. By paying a very small health care premium, a group of farmers in North and South Kivu are now able to access affordable health care. Read More...
ECI and BanQu Partner to Innovate and expand Congolese Farming

Using BanQu’s blockchain based network and app, ECI-supported farmers will be able to maintain a stable economic identify, track purchases, and get essential information on farming conditions and opportunities.


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ECI's Statement of Culture

ECI's staff, board members, and partners don't all share the same time zone, continent, or language. Our shared organizational culture is the ethical foundation that bridges these physical divides. Read more...
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