Partner Success Stories

Action for Hope

Action for Hope’s founders in 2008 watched the devastation that rebel attacks had wrought upon their town in South Kivu and sought to respond to the situation by providing agricultural training to vulnerable populations, increasing the quality of life for their families and communities. Today ADE provides technical training and capacity building to farmers and… Read More


CADERCO works to improve the lives of farming communities in North and South Kivu, including providing women with social services and access to justice.  According to Director Phidias Mufan, “CADERCO’s priority is to assist coffee farmers, their families and communities to increase their revenue and to improve their standard of living.” In 2015 ECI partnered… Read More

Children’s Voice

Formed in the aftermath of the most intense period of violence in Goma, Children’s Voice serves the needs of the most vulnerable young people in eastern Congo living in extreme poverty, including orphans, former child soldiers, and sex slaves.  Understanding that education is critical to break the cycle of poverty and hopelessness, the organization provides… Read More

HEAL Africa

HEAL Africa was founded in 1994 by Congolese orthopedic surgeon Dr. Kasereka “Jo” Lusi, and his wife, Lyn Lusi. It takes a holistic approach to development that is shaped by the belief that in order to make sustainable improvements in health, the community must be involved and engaged, while cultural values, attitudes, and practices must… Read More

Program of Primary Health Care

The Program for the Promotion of Primary Health Care strongly believes that women have a central role to play both in the family and in the nation. Partnering with ECI since 2015, PPSSP supports efforts to reduce maternal, newborn, and child mortality rates in the Kamango region of North Kivu province. As PPSSP Director Micheline… Read More

Promotion of Youth Basketball

Founded in 2006, Promotion of Youth Basketball provides basketball coaching to thousands of boys and girls in Goma and helps them develop essential values, including tolerance, self-confidence, perseverance, integrity, and leadership. Promo Jeune Basket also provides health education on issues including HIV/AIDS transmission and offer psychosocial support to kids suffering from trauma, all the while… Read More

South Kivu Women’s Media Association

For the past ten years, if the women journalists of the Association des Femmes de Médias du Sud Kivu wanted to broadcast one of their stories on the lives of women in South Kivu’s rural areas, they had to record them, drive them to the capital Bukavu where they would be edited, and then pay… Read More

The Christian Bilingual University of Congo

With the motto “being transformed to transform,” Dr. David Kasali founded the Christian Bilingual University of Congo in Beni in 2007 and still serves as the school’s rector.  “My goal with this university is to cast a vision,” he explained, “But it does not start with UCBC, it starts with Congo. I envision a Congo… Read More

The Panzi Foundation

Dr. Denis Mukwege established the Panzi Foundation in 2008 after recognizing the need to go beyond medical treatment and provide holistic services to survivors of sexual violence. The Panzi Foundation legal clinics were founded a year later with the aim of providing legal and judicial services to survivors of rape and other forms of gender-based… Read More

Women Lawyers’ Movement

Determined to challenge the culture of impunity surrounding sexual and gender-based violence in eastern Congo, a group of female lawyers who all went to law school together founded La Dynamique de Femmes Juristes in 2001 to provide legal support to women victims of rights abuses, including inheritance rights and sexual violence. The seven full-time lawyers… Read More