Raise HOPE for Women in Eastern DRC (Congo)

 
$6,945
$3,055
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Remaining
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Summary

Your investment in Mamafrica directly impacts the lives of the women and their children in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo by providing sustainable employment, education, and building infrastructure in a community that has been shattered.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

At Mamafrica we work with internally displaced Women who have been most affected by the ongoing conflict. Forced to resettle in Buakvu, these women often lack the education and skills, which allow them to earn money. High unemployment, costly public schools, and obstacles around business ownership make it nearly impossible for them to feed their children three meals per day.

How will this project solve this problem?

Investing in women measurably improves the lives of their families and consequently, their communities. We believe that humankind has allowed violence against women to continue for too long, especially in DRC where sexual violence is epidemic. Our programs reflect the basic premise that when women have equity, nations and the world become more secure. We focus on creating infrastructure within Eastern DRC by starting small business, boosting local economy, and promoting a sense of community.

Potential Long Term Impact

Aline Malekera, Congolese co-director, states that, "by creating jobs, providing education, and expanding the market for local business and infrastructure, we as Congolese women and the youth of DRC can change the state of the region". At Mamafrica we know that fundamental change has to come from within, so we simply provide the training and resources. In the coming year we will have 200 women in the program which will directly change the trajectory of their lives and their families.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $6,945
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $3,055
Total Funding Goal: $10,000

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Organization

MamAfrica

Scottsdale, AZ, United States
http://www.mamafricadesigns.com/

Project Leader

Ashley Nemiro

Carrboro, NC United States

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