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Jobs and Opportunity Build Sustainability

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Background

The twenty-year conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has stolen youth and opportunity from the country's youngest citizens. Many have lost family members, stable housing, and educational opportunities due to the conflict. Others have been forced to work in mines or join armed militias. One of the organizations that Mwendo Congo Supports, Let Africa Live (LAV), provides vocational training and other services for these youth. LAV has several training and production sites, but they have to pay exorbitant rent. Their goal is to own the land and facilities to generate enough income to support their programs.


Our Opportunity

We are excited to announce that in mid-August 2019 we reached our goal of raising $100,00 for the purchase of land!  Our new goal is to raise $55,000 for the construction of a production facility in the city of Bukavu. 

The production facility will serve as a workshop housing equipment received from other generous donors from Scandinavian organizations. The three services at this new facility will be weldingauto mechanics and carpentry. 

The existing facility in downtown Bukavu will continue to serve incoming students in different programs as well as a dormitory for vulnerable girls who experienced rape and their children. The acquisition of land and construction of the production facility will allow LAV to further its mission, goal, and vision of providing services to high-risk, under-served youth in the City of Bukavu and the surrounding regions You can give tax-deductible donations here.