Our women's group looted, village school ransacked and man kidnapped


Report by Safeworld's correspondent on the ground in DR Congo, Mugisho Theophile.

"Recently, I heard that our women's group had been looted, my old school in Mulende Village had been ransacked and that a man had been kidnapped.

The bandits carried guns and hid their faces. One thing for sure was their brutality..."

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Uniting Women and Girls in DR Congo


COFAPRI co-founder, Bahati, travelled to Nyangezi to meet women and girls members.

Bahati was told that two of COFAPRI’s older members were admitted in Nyangezi hospital, suffering from malaria.

She visited these two members in the hospital and paid for half of their medical expenses as she could not afford to pay the full amount.

If the women were not helped with the payments for medical assistance, they would not be allowed to leave the hospital even if they had recovered; this is the norm in most DRC hospitals.

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COFAPRI is registered in Bukavu in the eastern Democratic Rupublic of Congo.

The organisation operates in rural regions of South Kivu and empowers women through encouraging income-generating activities such as sewing and knitting projects, and the rearing of livestock.

COFAPRI also sponsors the education of children and provides them with school equipment.

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