Economic Development, Featured, Success Stories

Chocolate That Makes a Difference

Posted on Dec 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

ECI has been proud to partner with Seattle-based Theo Chocolate to launch its first ever series of chocolate bars made entirely from Congolese cocoa. ECI Founder Ben Affleck appeared on CBS Sunday Morning with Theo Chocolate founder Joe Whinney. The segment illustrates the importance of creating a dependable export market with the partnership, in which Congolese farmers “are now selling to a chocolate company in the United States…those markets have been completely closed off to them in the past.” The partnership is “not just aid, it’s an i...

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Crisis in Congo: How You Can Help

Posted on Nov 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Following the escalating conflict in DRC, but unsure what to do? Learn, talk and share @EastCongoNews and on ECI's Facebook page, or donate As the conflict in eastern Congo continues to escalate, many of our supporters have asked what they can do to get involved—how they can be a part of the solution. One simple way is to follow, stay informed, and share information with your family and friends. Another way is to give money to an organization whose work resonates with you. At you can learn ...

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Featured, Notes from the Field

Bringing the Local Government Closer to the Population

Posted on Jun 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

Bringing the Local Government Closer to the Population was the theme of a workshop organized by one of ECI’s partners - The Centre de Recherche sur l’Environnement la Démocratie et les Droits de l’Homme (CREDDHO), on May 26, 2012 in Goma. The workshop successfully brought elected provincial representatives together with their constituents to discuss issues affecting the community.

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