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.

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.

Mary O'Donnell
Mary O'Donnell

I have just signed up and think after reading all they do that ECI is a very worthy cause. Hope fully I can help in my small way. I can't imagine what the people and children are going through there, but with caring friends help is possible.

Deborah Washburn Ingersoll

Women in the Congo have faced unimaginable horrors. The Congolese people want to live better lives and are willing to work hard. We are living in such abundance in America and I feel we are so selfish and wasteful that we have a.
God ordained duty to start to make some sacrifices to help people in need around the world.

Kundan Sinha
Kundan Sinha

Having served as part of UN Mission in DRC one is aware of the complexity of the situation and can associate with the issue would support any initiative trying to improve the lot would be close to my heart.

Pedro M Blakesly
Pedro M Blakesly

Is time to take actions and help our brothers and sister In this world

Donna Carriere
Donna Carriere

We need to reach out to this wonderful people that have much they can teach us. How could you ever forget their faces and all those smiles on the children's faces. I agree that awareness is key here and there is nothing stronger then the human spirit. In order to help these people we need to support them any way that we can. I hope that we can get updates on their progress. They are so worth it.

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