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Meet the ECI Family: Mama Salomé

Posted on Apr 22, 2021

Mrs. Salomé Byenda Kaliza Community Engagement Manager With ECI (Asili) since 2013 Does your name have a special meaning? Byenda means the ninth child of the family. What do you like about working for ECI?   I started working for Asili in 2013 as a consultant. I accompanied visitors to the communities to study the […]

Meet the ECI Family: Mama Josée

Posted on Apr 22, 2021

Mrs. Josée Ruhara Ntakwinja Water Operations Manager With ECI (Asili) since 2013 Does your name have a special meaning? Ruhara means baldness, God protects in a special way people without hair and Ntakwinja translates as “gratitude is not of this world”. Only do good to others with joy; God has the formula to pay you […]

Meet the ECI Family: Masudi

Posted on Mar 30, 2021

Masudi Katembela Baudouin Grant Coordinator With ECI since 2017 Does your name have a special meaning? Katembela means “traveler.” What do you like about working for ECI?  I have served ECI since 2017. What attracted me is that ECI works in the field of sustainable development, with a view to impact, and supports local organizations. […]

Meet the ECI Family: Dr. Ange

Posted on Nov 11, 2020

Quand le patient reviendra me dire «Docteur je me sens bien» - là je me sens la plus heureuse du monde et je suis fière.

Meet the ECI Family: Divine

Posted on Sep 29, 2020

J’adore faire la cuisine en famille car c’est un moment de pure bonheur et de joie, où nous avons des fous rires et on partage des belles histoires.

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.