We believe that lasting change in Congo can only come from the people of Congo.
Our Executive Director and Program Manager began working in Central Africa in 1972. Over time, they saw that foreign aid rarely produced long-term benefits. Deep, lasting benefits only came from the people living on the inside. So, they decided to work in a radically different way: instead of directing aid from the outside, they would support Congolese programs and leaders with a demonstrated history of fostering change in their communities.
Global Women in Leadership Network focuses on women in Congo and activities at HOLD. ACT for Congo's Executive Director speaks beginning at time 5:13.
Usinicheke: Our partners are changing the culture of silence around sexual violence. This video speaks on its own.