We believe that lasting change in Congo can only come from the people of Congo.

Our founders began working in Central Africa in 1972. Over time, they saw that foreign aid seldom produced long-term benefits. Aid projects were mostly temporary and imposed by outsiders. Deep, lasting benefits could only come from the root -- from the people living on the inside. They made a decision to work in a radically different way: instead of providing aid from the top-down, they sought to support Congolese humanitarian leaders and programs already working in their own communities.

Succeeding Together is our founding partner's program for single mothers: