Congolese Females Actions for Promoting Rights and Development (COFAPRI)
COFAPRI is a locally-based grassroots organisation in the villages of South Kivu, Eastern DR Congo.
Since 2009, we have been teaching rural women about their rights, encouraging them to participate in income-generating activities, and helping children to access education.
Many of our beneficiaries are women and girls who have been raped or who have been victims of domestic violence, and children born of rape. Many suffer from HIV/AIDS.
Through bringing together these women and children, they become empowered with the mutual support of the group.
We work in 36 villages in the region and, whenever possible, we involve local leaders and encourage the support of men and boys.