March 13, 2020
COFAPRI has been empowering women and children survivors of war rape and domestic violence in the villages of DRC since 2009. The women have been involved in income generating activities.
In addition, the women benefit of learning basics in reading and writing. The women and the children in school, as well as the local population, are taught basic hygiene and ways to change negative behaviours into constructive ones via screening the interactive educative DVDs supplied by Education Saves Lives (formerly Thare Machi Education).
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August 21, 2019
"I had information from a friend about COFAPRI and from that day, I hunted them to take me in their sewing centre. I learned sewing for six months and now I can sew well. I earn money, I touch money... See me, sister! I could not even get a coin before but today I feel peace in my pocket, in my mind, with my eight children, in my family and my husband does not suffer alone anymore. We have to help COFAPRI push far with what they are doing to help the women in our villages here. If we want, we can change our lives, we have to be willing to learn new things, talk to people and share the good news with others...On behalf of our centre, we thank COFAPRI very much for this initiative here.... you also involve the leaders here. Some of them are now our customers." - Mapenzi M’Mihigo
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