ECI encourages entrepreneurs at the Bukavu fair: “Dream, innovate, and move forward”

Posted on Jul 14, 2023

South Kivu, July 10, 2023 By Josué Musole South Kivu: It was during the first entrepreneurial fair called “Indépendance Cha Cha” in Bukavu that Mr. Bokoum spoke to an audience of entrepreneurs and media professionals. According to him, Eastern Congo Initiative fully supports entrepreneurs to make significant progress in their respective business sectors. Of course, […]

Asili Breaks Barriers, Raises Expectations on Primary Healthcare

Posted on May 09, 2023

Asili repousse les barrières de l’accès aux soins de santé primaires By Pacom Bagula The Democratic Republic of Congo faces steep challenges in access to primary healthcare, and the province of South Kivu is no exception. Every year on April 7th, humanity celebrates World Health Day, this year, the 75th anniversary is calling for “Health […]

MAMA RADIO on its way to 7.2 million people

Posted on May 08, 2023

Women and girls across social classes in DRC have long voiced their need for a channel to learn about gender-related issues and make their voices heard. MAMA RADIO does just that. MAMA Radio is on its way to broadcasting to 7.2 million people in South Kivu, DRC Women and girls across social classes in DRC […]

NTC knew they could build better, safer, and more sustainable buildings.

Posted on May 08, 2023

Two years in, now everyone else knows they can too. Walking around Goma, Christian Mbuzukongira Maseleri frequently noticed cracks in buildings across the city. Occasionally, these buildings collapse or fires break out. The seismic nature of the city only made things worse, with earthquakes often rendering houses uninhabitable. With a passion for engineering, young Christian […]

Meet the ECI Family: Jean Claude Nehemie Mutebutsi

Posted on Apr 22, 2022

Finance Assistant “Someone who knows how to turn his dreams into reality” – ECI Supervisor What do you want people in other places to know about Congo? Eastern Congo is rich in natural resources, but we have problems with insecurity due to a lack of supervision and protection of the community, a lack of employment, […]

Meet the ECI Family: Adrienne Mulashe

Posted on Sep 16, 2021

Ms. Adrienne Mulashe Asili Nurse With ECI (Asili) since 2018 Does your name have a special meaning? BULANGALE is a name that means light. When I was born my parents said they had a daughter who brings light to the world and especially to the family. My friends called me lightning. MULASHE is a surname. […]

Title free and clear: Women win rights to their own land in Miti-Murhesa

Posted on Sep 14, 2020

Every day, in defiance of the law, Congolese women are driven away from land that rightfully belongs to them — sometimes by neighbors, often by their own families, and too often with impunity. “Women’s access to land remains an enormous challenge in Congolese society, particularly in the eastern DRC,” explains Me Aline Bahati, attorney and […]