Raw Hope

Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

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Mugunga Camp
​Muombi, 15, was separated from her mother when her family fled fighting in their village. She was then abandoned by her older brother. Muombi  now lives with family friends in the Mugunga camp.
Elia, 14, is finding new hope at the Children's Voice Centre, Goma. The project provides schooling and support for children who were abducted attacked or fled homes.
Children in the eastern DRC struggle with conflict and political instability. Communities live under constant threat of fighting between armed groups. Thousands of families have been forced to leave their homes and take refuge in camps with limited food, water, sanitation, health care, and protection.
Violence against women and girls is widespread and often goes unpunished. The United Nations has named eastern DRC one of the most challenging places to be female.
Our efforts in eastern DRC include:
  • Improving access to water, sanitation, and hygiene
    Providing vocational training to help people find a source of income 
  • Teaching farmers updated techniques and delivering agricultural supplies to help families earn an income 
  • Supporting local initiatives for women, men, girls, and boys to have equal opportunities to thrive in life