"The justice system is pretty much broken..." ACT for Congo's Executive Director Judy Anderson explains to Seattle Times in I was raped by a boy: Women in Congo get help from Seattle-Area groups.
We believe that lasting change in Congo can only come from the people of Congo.
...and why you won't see hopeless people on our website...
HOLD's Environmental Club teams up with another Congolese grassroots organization, Amis Protecteur de la Nature (APN), to teach the community about creating a sustainable future. The video here was taken during a field trip at the environmental camp they hold for young children and teenagers.
HOLD's Environmental Club also makes a commitment to cleaning up their neighborhood. They are repurposing plastic bags from the trash to make beautiful accessories that people can wear. These fashionable totes aren't being shuttled off to get sold in the developed world. People in Goma buy and wear them!
HOLD's Cultural Club continues to articulate their hopes and dreams through music, drama, and poetry.