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Our impact in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Since 2004, Women for Women International - Democratic Republic of Congo has served more than 106,000 women through our year-long programme in eastern Congo's North and South Kivu provinces.

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Our Impact - DRC

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The impact of your support

After graduation from our programme women report positive changes

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Women earn and save money

Women's average net earnings increased almost fivefold, from $0.45 per day at enrolment to $2.24 at graduation (USD, purchasing power parity*).

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WOMEN INFLUENCE DECISIONS IN THEIR HOMES AND COMMUNITIES

71% of women at graduation reported having discussed community issues with other women, compared to 48% at enrolment.

Footnote

Data was provided by 713 participants who graduated from Women for Women International's Stronger Women, Stronger Nation programme in 2021.

*Purchasing power parities (PPPs) are the rates of currency conversion that equalise the purchasing power of different currencies by eliminating the differences in price levels between countries.

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CLAUDINE'S STORY

"I know that I should take courage because I survived a hard situation. It was hard but now I’m here."