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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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Economic Development, Education , Featured, Health, Success Stories

Micro-Insurance Makes a Big Impact in Eastern DRC

Posted on Apr 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

A Little Insurance Goes a Long Way For Famers in Congo Behind every coffee and cocoa bean produced in eastern Congo is a hardworking farmer. These farmers do the heavy lifting – literally – to further the progress of Congo's re-emerging agricultural sector. In rural farming communities, access to affordable health care has always been a challenge. These are remote areas and what health care exists is often too expensive for farmers to afford. With farmers running a higher risk for basic injuries, as well as the prevalence of malaria and other diseases in the ...

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