Since our last report, more people’s livelihoods have been destroyed in DR Congo. Violence in the town of Beni in North Kivu province has seen more than 250 men, women and children killed. Attackers used knives, machetes and hoes to bring terror to the people living in Beni.
As a result, huge numbers of people have fled their homes for fear of their lives. Attackers destroyed and looted livestock and food, leaving many people with their livelihoods devastated.
With violence escalating, your help is needed now more than ever. With your support, CRC can bring hope and prosperity to people whose livelihoods have been destroyed by violence.
Since our last report where you met Beatrice, 300 women like her have received loans and doubled their income. Beatrice was forced to leave her home to protect herself and her family, after war broke out where she lived. Thanks to you, many more women like Beatrice have been able to rebuild their livelihood. These women no longer have to worry about not being able to pay their children’s school fees, or pay their rent.
You have also helped our partner, CRC to distribute 90,000 cocoa plants, 75,000 coffee plants, and 46 goats, helping hundreds of people to create sustainable livelihoods, and bring stability to their families and communities.
Thank you for your support. With your help CRC can continue to bring financial security and prosperity to more women in DRC, and help bring peace to communities.