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May is for Mothers

Being a mother isn’t easy. From the moment of conception, that child’s health, well-being, safety, and happiness, are paramount in the heart and mind of their mother. 

Today, mothers in the Congo face unimaginable hardships. Inadequate health care, violence, and grinding poverty often stand in the way of future prospects and opportunities for their children.

During the month of May, ECI will be highlighting the programs and impact of some of the amazing community-based organizations (CBOs) that are actively working to support mothers, children, and the Congolese people as a whole.  

CBOs Making an Impact

SAFE MOTHERHOOD: Heal Africa
Providing Innovative Prenatal Care and Micro-Insurance programs to Congolese women to increase access to health care for birthing mothers and reducing maternal and infant deaths.

EDUCATION AND SAFE HOUSING: Laissez L’Afrique Vivre (L.A.V.)
Providing vocational training, micro grants and safe housing to teenage mothers.

GENDER PARITY AND POLITCAL ADVOCACY: AFEM
Encouraging the advancement of Congolese women and gender parity in all areas of public life by training and enabling rural women journalists.

ECI believes that it is these local, community-based approaches that are essential to creating a future for the eastern Congo vibrant with abundant opportunities for economic and social development, the type of future a mother envisions for her child.

We Need Your Help
As you celebrate and honor your mother this month, we ask you to help us continue this critical support of local organizations working to assist mothers and their children in eastern Congo.  

Here’s how you can help:
SHARE: Help us spread the word, share this post!
FOLLOW: Stay up to date on our efforts and impact. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
GIVE: Make a donation in honor of your mother to provide local organizations with the resources they need to create a brighter future. GIVE TODAY

Posted May 2, 2012   •   Categories: Child Soldiers and Vulnerable Children, Featured, Success Stories

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