Build a business for a woman living in war

by Peace Direct
Build a business for a woman living in war

Project Report | Jul 19, 2017
Helping a woman helps her whole community

By Lucy Graham | Fundraising Officer

Farming cassava means Mamy can support her family
Farming cassava means Mamy can support her family

Many people in Eastern DR Congo are still facing violence every day.  But the local people we support are as determined as ever to build lasting peace for their communities. Here’s how they’re doing it.

Since our previous report, 360 vulnerable women have been supported to start building businesses.

Not only have they been able to start making a sustainable living, but they’re able to invest in solar power for their homes, making them safer at night. Some women have helped others in their family to invest in bikes or motorbikes, helping them travel to sell their goods, or start motorbike taxi businesses. When a woman starts making a profit, it’s not only her that benefits, but her whole family and community.

By giving women the means to support their families and those around them, whole communities are becoming more resilient to conflict and violence.

CRC would like to give 120 more women the tools to build a business within the next three months, but they can’t do it without support. Donating just £44 can provide a hectare of land to be cultivated, and help a woman, her family, and community, achieve lasting peace.  

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Peace Direct

Location: London - United Kingdom
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Peace Direct
Oscar Lester
Project Leader:
Oscar Lester
London , United Kingdom

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