“All the people gathered here, you the youths, you should learn from this. This is a good example we are proud of on this land. They are helping women and children in different ways. All of us are happy and all of us should be supportive. Who is that man who can be sad to see his wife paying fees for the education of the children in their home? So, we are learning from them, and we must be happy a son and a wife of this land is becoming our pride. Long life COFAPRI and all your supporters. Long life this International Day for Women in Nyangezi!”Local leader.

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COFAPRI organised handwashing sessions for school children and mothers in rural villages, with the aid of educational DVDs kindly supplied by Thare Machi Education. The word has begun to spread as neighbours are now prompting each other to wash their hands.

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In the year 2015-2016 COFAPRI expanded it’s work empowering women through small business development and educational sponsorship in the villages of Eastern DR Congo.

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Author and Artist Cher Duncombe interviews Mugisho Ndabuli about his work in DR Congo.
“In 2010, I was writing for an online journal and met a man who would broaden my scope of understanding and appreciation for those who truly serve others under the most dire circumstances. His name is Mugisho Ndabuli”.

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On April 10th 2016, COFAPRI awarded 56 certificates to rural women in the DR Congo, in the village of Nyangezi. The women had been learning sewing skills in two consecutive cohorts. Some started earlier; and they numbered 30 in their respective group.

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‘”We madly love this big mirror with moving and speaking people; they are amusing. They are saying things we often see in our villages here…  Many people are changing after they have watched these things.” Mihingano Alphonse

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