Teach 4200 women in the Congo (DRC) basic literacy

$8,251 $180,749
Raised Remaining


We will teach women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo how to read and write. Using these skills, they will participate in the reconstruction of their communities and establish peace in the DRC

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Over 30 years of war has shattered the DRC as infrastructure, economy, and ability to provide basic services such as education. Once a woman learns to read and write in our program, she can run her own business, join a woman as cooperative and pass her literacy skills on to her children. We are helping women not just to live but to the thrive.

How will this project solve this problem?

As seen on 60 Minutes, our program teaches women literacy and writing skills. Program graduates have become businesswomen, farmers and community leaders; supporting our conviction that stronger women build stronger nations.

Potential Long Term Impact

Creating a literate society in the DRC is a way of engaging women in creating lasting change and stability within the country. If we can stabilize the women we serve, they can in turn help stabilize their communities and their countries.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $8,251

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $8,251 .  The original project funding goal was $189,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Thanks to 88 donors like you, a total of $8,251 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Lyndsay Booth

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Washington, DC United States

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