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Salomé Byenda, a woman wearing a bright yellow-and-purple dress and headscarf, addresses a crowd using a megaphone.

Friends, we have 🎉☕️🏆 news!

Posted on Aug 19, 2020

This is a big week for Eastern Congo Initiative. We’re officially announcing our acquisition of the Asili business model. Nespresso is releasing a new single-origin coffee grown exclusively by our partner co-ops in South Kivu. And the work we do with public and private partnerships is receiving a prestigious honor.

Josée Ruhara teaches children about handwashing in March 2019. Photo: Gerry Kahashy

Mama Josée: What is Asili?

Posted on Aug 07, 2020

During the development of a new branding strategy for ECI, I was asked, What is Asili? As supervisor of water operations and steward of the Asili brand in the community, and someone originally from Kabare myself, I have some thoughts on this question.

Faida Yvette Muhimuzi

Meet the ECI Family: Faida

Posted on Jul 01, 2020

Souvent je vais m’asseoir dans le kiosque de Faida juste pour l’écouter interagir avec nos clients. Elle est l’un des visages d’Asili, car tout le monde peut voir son cœur.

Meet the ECI Family: Franck

Posted on Jul 01, 2020

‘Ce qui me rend fier, c’est que je conduis à la fois les riches et les pauvres, les Américains et les Congolais. Mon travail est un privilège qui me relie au monde.’

José Katumba Muyombo poses in a jacket with a shirt and bolo tie.

Meet the ECI Family: José

Posted on May 21, 2020

Je me suis senti heureux de travailler pour Asili pour plusieurs raisons, mais je vais citer une: grâce au projet Asili j’ai visité plusieurs pays dont les USA.

Meet the ECI Family: Maryline

Posted on May 21, 2020

Je fus toujours émue du progrès accomplis par ces partenaires après notre passage dans ces organisations.