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COVID-19, Health

News from ECI, March 2020 / Nouvelles d'ECI, mars 2020

Posted on Mar 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Today I am writing to offer my moral support to the whole ECI family around the world. In addition, I want to keep you up to date about how the pandemic is affecting ECI staff, partners, and people we serve. Aujourd’hui, j’écris avant tout pour offrir mon soutien moral à toute la famille ECI dans le monde. De plus, je veux vous tenir au courant de la façon dont la pandémie affecte le personnel, les partenaires et les personnes que nous servons. — Abraham

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COVID-19, Health

About COVID-19 / À propos de COVID-19

Posted on Mar 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

We at ECI have been preparing for the possibility that the virus should reach DRC or neighboring countries. Please be assured that we are putting protocols in place to protect the members of our staff. Please read this memo carefully, and stay alert for more guidance from ECI and Congolese health officials. À ECI, nous nous préparons à la possibilité que le virus atteigne la RDC ou les pays voisins. Soyez assuré que nous mettons en place des protocoles pour protéger les membres de notre personnel. S'il vous plaît lire cett...

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Economic Development, Health, Success Stories

News from ECI, February 2020

Posted on Feb 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

I am writing to you from Bukavu, where the year is off to a busy start. Congo has been going through an Ebola outbreak, but I am happy to say it seems to be under control. The new government of President Félix Tshisekedi is reaching out to the governments of Rwanda, Uganda, and Burundi — a promising start to the healing of old wounds in our region. Meanwhile, we are expecting Monusco, the UN peacekeeping force in DRC, to step down their troop levels. We’re keeping an eye on the situation, which has the potential to affect the economy and security of so...

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Featured, Notes from the Field, Success Stories

UPDATE! The Lake Kivu Coffee Alliance chosen as a finalist in the P3 Impact Awards

Posted on Apr 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

UPDATE! On July 23rd the Lake Kivu Coffee Alliance was chosen as a finalist in the P3 Impact Awards. Click here to read the article from the US Department of State's website. The Lake Kivu Coffee Alliance: Helping farmers in eastern DRC regain lost ground In 2013, while fleeing fighting between DRC government forces and rebel groups in Masisi, Venancie Nyirazoba survived a bomb explosion that killed her husband and three of her nine children. Her leg was badly injured in the attack and had to be amputated. "This incident completely changed my life. I was left alone and ...

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