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.

Kenge's Story

Kenge* was the only daughter in a family of seven orphans. Her father had died of asthma when she was four and her mother was killed in an accident later that same year. Her paternal uncle took on the care of the children, and Kenge went to primary school. When she had completed the first two years of secondary school, Kenge's uncle died. His widow said that she could not support the girl and Kenge would have to become a prostitute in order to earn the money for school. . . so at 15 she went to work in a bar. . . But Kenge could not bear the life of prostitution. She looked for work as a domestic servant and was taken in by a member of Woman, Cradle of Abudance. This kind woman did not have the means to pay for Kenge's education but Woman, Cradle of Abundance has taken on that responsibility and Kenge is now continuing secondary school.

* name changed.

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