COFAPRI is based in Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The idea of founding this project was nurtured in November 2009, to bring assistance to DRC illiterate village women and girls.
The inspiration came from the contact we were having with The Safe World International Foundation.
COFAPRI (Congolese Females Action for Promoting Rights and Development) is based in Bukavu in eastern DRC, on the border of Rwanda. Membership extends to the surrounding villages. It is intended that it should extend throughout the Great Lakes Region and countrywide.
Women and girls in remote villages are our primary focus, since they are the least informed about their rights.
COFAPRI is an organisation of Congolese Women and girls, highly motivated and with very strong positive moral values to support and empower the females to speak out their woes and sufferings.
Mugisho Theophile has an MA in Conflict Resolution and is a university lecturer and writer.
COFAPRI is based in Bukavu in the eastern Democratic Rupublic of Congo
COFAPRI empowers women through encouraging income-generating activities such as the rearing of livestock.
The organisation works closely with local leaders and encourages men's participation in awareness-raising events in order to change ingrained cultural attitudes.
COFAPRI is based in Bukavu in eastern DRC, on the border of Rwanda. Membership extends to the surrounding villages. It is intended that it should extend throughout the Great Lakes Region and countrywide.
Women and girls in remote villages are our primary focus. Read more.
DR Congo is the third largest country in Africa with immense natural resources. Its untapped deposits of raw minerals are estimated to be worth in excess of US$ 24 trillion.
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