Rosalind Hoskinson
Rosalind Hoskinson

Don't have much to donate...but figure if everyone would give as little as a dollar how much that would add up to and help. My heart has gone out to these people and what's happened to them and their lives...Sometimes I think if this would happen here in USA and how unprepared any of us would be to survive such conditions. I cannot imagine anyone living the way these folks are forced to live...and pray things get better.

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  • Rosalind Hoskinson

Rosalind, ECI, and the Congolese organizations we partner with, appreciate any donation, no matter how small.

Latif Ghaffar
Latif Ghaffar

I do agree that how long we as a country have allowed this to go on boarders on criminal, and should be revisited after the region is stabilized.

Karen L. Paquette
Karen L. Paquette
  • Latif Ghaffar

I think, if we (USA) waited for stabilization, any and ALL affected countries would no longer be those countries, they would be named something else. There are numerous examples of renamed countries already.

Latif Ghaffar
Latif Ghaffar
  • Latif Ghaffar

yes I realize that, and im talking about revisiting our country's willingness to remain uninvolved. I said we should wait to take up that issue after stablization.

Ruby Schadt
Ruby Schadt

i wish these initiative will grow until it reaches its goal..

Rita Maria Oliveira
Rita Maria Oliveira

This initiative from an american is marvelous! I liked very much! I support this cause for two reasons: I like to help somebody and I can training the American English by listen to this video, OK? What do you think about? That is great, isn't it?

Aurea Espinosa
Aurea Espinosa

También sería interesante que tomaran anticonceptivos, para prevenir, como se hace en los países mas desarrollados.

Antonio Jose Pecurto Pecurto

A pobresa é um incontestado atentado contra a dignidade humana em nome desta dignidade é chegado a hora de começar o processo de de reconhecimentio the pobresa como escandalo e atentado contra os direitros humanos fudamentais.

Lina Hakooz
Lina Hakooz

Life is cruel ,,so much poverty and shortage in almost everything in these countries ,while we spend in a year ,what could help them survive a lifetime,,I always liked Ben Affleck ,,,,and now I admire and respect him too ,I hope he can make a difference ...!

Lydia Kumbolengba Payite

I m from Drc and I m born and grow there so Imlike to see my country as like a development country.

Kelly Brannen
Kelly Brannen

I'm not quite sure how this initiative may effect my biggest interest in the problems in the Congo which is healthcare and somehow providing safety measures against what the rebel armies are doing to the women and young girls there. They are randomly raping them, even in front of their family, and also going as far as using whatever they can find to violate them internally causing rupture to their uterus, bladder, and even their bowel so that they cannot hold their urine or feces. These...

I'm not quite sure how this initiative may effect my biggest interest in the problems in the Congo which is healthcare and somehow providing safety measures against what the rebel armies are doing to the women and young girls there. They are randomly raping them, even in front of their family, and also going as far as using whatever they can find to violate them internally causing rupture to their uterus, bladder, and even their bowel so that they cannot hold their urine or feces. These women end up walking sometimes hundreds of miles for days seeking what little medical help there is. Some cannot manage and end up with serious infections and die from sepsis. The violence that is still going on is my concern.

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  • Kelly Brannen

Kelly, you are so right to be outraged and concerned about the daily violence that gets carried out and disproportionately affects women and children in eastern Congo. While ECI may not be able to change the cycles of injustice, poverty, violence, and instability overnight, we are working with Congolese community based organizations (CBOs) who are fighting those cycles. We would invite you to check some of our incredible CBOs and the myriad of ways they are working with women to heal and...

Kelly, you are so right to be outraged and concerned about the daily violence that gets carried out and disproportionately affects women and children in eastern Congo. While ECI may not be able to change the cycles of injustice, poverty, violence, and instability overnight, we are working with Congolese community based organizations (CBOs) who are fighting those cycles. We would invite you to check some of our incredible CBOs and the myriad of ways they are working with women to heal and empower them.
http://www.easterncongo.org/success-stories/cbo-success-stories/detail/235

http://www.easterncongo.org/success-stories/cbo-success-stories/detail/189
There is definitely more to do in ensuring safe, affordable, and easily accessed healthcare for women and all victims of violence, but we remain optimistic that it is through these partnerships with Congolese organizations that we can create meaningful and lasting change in Congo.

Cheryl Killian
Cheryl Killian

I have seen many docomentaries lately on the conflicted live of the people in Africa, not just the Congo. It makes my heart hurt and made me want to be apart of this.

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