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Our impact - DRC

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Our impact in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Since 2004, Women for Women International – Democratic Republic of Congo has served more than 91,000 women through our year-long programme in eastern Congo's North and South Kivu provinces.

The impact of your support

After graduation from our programme women report positive changes

Women for Women International - DRC programme participants
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Women earn and save money

Women report average personal earnings of $3.28 per day at graduation, compared to $1.46 at enrolment (USD, purchasing power parity*).

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Women develop health and well-being

Between enrolment and graduation, the share of women reporting a lack of food due to resource shortage reduces by 61%


Data was provided by 3,195 participants who graduated from Women for Women International's core programme between January and December 2017. This dataset only includes baseline and endline data for sampled graduates who were interviewed in both survey rounds. For data related to household decision-making, women whose responses were recorded as “N/A” are excluded from sample.

Purchasing power parities (PPPs) are the rates of currency conversion that equalise the purchasing power of different currencies by eliminating the differences in price levels between countries. In their simplest form, PPPs are price relatives that show the ratio of the prices in national currencies of the same good or service in different countries. PPPs are also calculated for product groups and for each of the various levels of aggregation up to and including GDP. Read more.

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"I know that I should take courage because I survived a hard situation. It was hard but now I’m here."