Teach 4200 women in the Congo (DRC) basic literacy

by Women for Women International
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Summary

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
$8,251
total raised
88
donors
0
monthly donors
8
years active

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.

Solution

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.

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.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.womenforwomen.org
Women for Women International Congo site
60 Minutes Coverage of our Program in the Congo

Organization Information

Women for Women International

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.womenforwomen.org
Project Leader:
Lyndsay Booth
Online Marketing Coordinator
Washington, DC United States

Funded Project!

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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