Our Vision: The eradication of systemic poverty and violence against women and girls in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Our Mission: To empower women and girls in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in their fight against violence and poverty through education, counseling, medical and support services, and economic independence.

Belualua's Story

One young orphan "Belualua" was left in the care of her uncle... and he ordered her to become a prostitute. She refused. So he threw her out of the house. Living on the street, she took refuge wherever she could; one place was in churches which were open. Unfortunately, others also came there, and the girl was raped again and again; she had no defense. Broken in body, she ended up at a hospital which members of Woman, Cradle of Abundance visited. They were bringing food to patients (hospitals provide no meals: families must feed the patients). Belualua had no family, but these generous visitors fed her, and when she could leave the hospital they brought her back to Maman Monique and Woman, Cradle of Abundance, where she was enrolled in the sewing school. Now Belualua has a future, a safe and respected way to support herself.

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