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Questions et Réponses sur COVID-19

Posted on Apr 11, 2020

Élaboré pour les amis et les familles des personnes qui pourraient avoir COVID-19 Pourquoi la clinique Asili ne peut-elle pas prendre soin des personnes qui pourraient avoir COVID-19? Le virus qui cause la maladie COVID-19 est très contagieux. Il est facile pour le virus de se transmettre par voie aérienne. Les personnes qui peuvent avoir […]

Minneapolis Star Tribune: What people face daily across the world

Posted on Apr 08, 2020

As we trudge through this difficult time in our history, it is worth looking at the comparable realities of those of us in prosperous nations and those living in impoverished ones. In addition to gaining a sense of gratitude, we might be able to even glean a lesson or two.

Montana Standard: We have reason to be optimistic

Posted on Mar 30, 2020

I travel to Congo frequently and I was there during the recent Ebola outbreak, a challenge that is in many ways is precedent to what we face with coronavirus. Here’s a reason for optimism: The Congo just celebrated a major milestone with the passing of an entire month without a new case of Ebola. The Congolese can beat Ebola and we can do the same with coronavirus, especially if we pay close attention to the biggest lesson from that faraway epidemic. Citizens across Africa have beaten Ebola by beating an attitude of distrust in institutions, science and expertise.

COVID-19 Guidance

Posted on Mar 26, 2020

Du Dr Johny Muhindo et l'équipe Asili, des conseils pour ralentir la propagation du coronavirus dans toutes nos communautés. From Dr. Johny Muhindo and the Asili team, guidance to slow the spread of the coronavirus in all our communities. 

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

Posted on Mar 24, 2020

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

About COVID-19 / À propos de COVID-19

Posted on Mar 06, 2020

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 cette note attentivement, et rester vigilant pour plus de conseils...

News from ECI, February 2020

Posted on Feb 20, 2020

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 some of our partners...

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

Posted on Apr 26, 2018

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 […]

Assessing the Growth Potential of Eastern Congo’s Coffee and Cocoa Sectors

Posted on Mar 13, 2018

This piece first appeared on the Center for Strategic and International Studies website and accompanies a new report from CSIS and ECI examining challenges and opportunities in the DRC cocoa and coffee sectors.  Assessing the Growth Potential of Eastern Congo’s Coffee and Cocoa Sectors Richard Downie, CSIS March 8th, 2018 During the past decade, donors and […]

The Amani Festival gives center stage to Congolese entrepreneurs

Posted on Feb 23, 2018

The Amani Peace Festival began in 2013 when the notorious rebel group, M23, occupied the city of Goma in eastern Congo. Now in its fifth year, the festival is inspiring proof of Congolese resiliency. It’s also just a lot of fun.  A day of music and art, the Amani Festival attracts people from across Goma’s multi-ethnic […]