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Mama Radio: Fighting for gender equality, one story at a time.

Posted on Apr 03, 2017

Gender equality is going viral in Congo “We must not stop. We must continue to report the news. We must continue to raise awareness.” – Elian Polepole, Mama Radio.  Every morning the journalists of ECI partner Mama Radio – a DRC radio station – gather their editorial board together to review the day’s docket of […]

The Congo Farmer Trust: Investing in Congolese Ingenuity

Posted on Feb 24, 2017

“The opportunity of Congo starts with the people.” – Baraka Kasali, Country Director, ECI Meet Emil Ntaminabare Batera. Emil is part of an exciting movement in eastern Congo – the revitalization of the region’s agricultural sector. Emil and his wife are coffee farmers in North Kivu, one of the world’s most fertile regions for coffee […]

KISANY Changes the Lives of Congolese Women

Posted on May 01, 2016

For the past 13 years, ECI partner KISANY has changed the lives of African women by providing skills training and work. In helping these women achieve financial independence, KISANY gives them control over their lives and a secure place in their community.

A New Look at Congo Coffee

Posted on Apr 15, 2016

Today in South Kivu province, there are over 26 cooperatives, exporter and commercial farmers – eight years ago there were less than 15. 

Educating the Future Leaders of Congo

Posted on Dec 08, 2015

By Bismack Biyombo Statistics on education in the DRC are not encouraging, but I am confident that smart investments can help the country’s youth create a brighter future.

Congo’s Disabled Young Men and Women Stand Proud

Posted on Oct 30, 2015

When the Congolese Association Standing Proud in Goma celebrated the opening of their brand new Cyber Café, ECI was invited to see first-hand the success of the space we helped fund!