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Our impact - DRC

Georgetter, a Women for Women International programme participant. Photo Credit: Alison Wright

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.

After graduation from our programme women report positive changes in four key areas.

Photo: Women for Women International
Photo: Women for Women International

Women earn and save money

Women report average personal earnings of $1.22 per day at graduation, compared to $0.74 at enrolment. 

A group of participants managing the crops as part of the Commercial Integrated Farming Initiative. Photo: Simon Wheeler
Photo: Simon Wheeler

Women develop health and well-being

More than 80% of participants report practising family planning at graduation, compared to 1% at enrolment. 

Photo: Fjona Hill
Photo: Fjona Hill

Women influence decisions in the home and community

More than 100% of women report participating in household financial decisions at graduation, compared to 64% at enrolment. 

Photo: Fjona Hill
Photo: Fjona Hill

Women create and connect to networks for support and advocacy

More than 85% of participants report sharing information about their rights with other women at graduation, compared to 9% at enrolment. 

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