Located in central Africa, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) spreads over a territory the size of Western Europe and borders 10 countries.
Since gaining its independence in 1960, the country has been marred with trouble, unrest and corruption culminating in a civil war. Tensions remain high in many areas and civil unrest is still rife in the north-eastern area of the country.
Against this challenging backdrop, Mothers’ Union members are incredibly active within their local communities providing a lifeline for many families through both practical and pastoral support.
There are more than 30,000 members of Mothers’ Union in DRC acting as beacons of hope in communities facing immense pressures and difficulties. Their outreach activities include:
Savings and credit groups
Health awareness programmes
Emergency Relief programmes
Awaken Programme (Church & Community Mobilisation with Literacy)
The programme is one of the most cost-effective literacy programmes in the world. We train community volunteers as literacy facilitators, who are then equipped to run literacy circles in their own community