Blog

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! 

Girls’ Education Through Sport in DRC

Posted on Jun 15, 2015

On Promo Jeune Basket’s court in Goma, DRC Amanda Kabantu is a force to be reckoned with. From the bleachers one would never know that at 14 years old, she is one of the youngest players on PJB’s elite girls basketball team. Playing with and against girls sometimes twice her age, she easily dribbles up the court, crosses over, and executes a crisp chest pass to a teammate as if she has been doing this for years. 

Women’s media: knowledge and power

Posted on Jun 02, 2015

Amplifying the voices of Congolese women through rural radio clubs across the region: a complex and sophisticated network of sharing, learning and empowerment.