We build bridges between our partners and helpful people in DR Congo.

DR Congo is rebuilding itself locally, nationally, and regionally. Some of the most exciting progress is at grassroots level. People in a neighborhood work together to make it safer. Artists and community organizations come together to educate others about social justice and spread messages of hope.

We connect local groups so they can share their talents and resources. One example of this is a collaboration between HOLD-DRC and Congolese Pop Band Maisha Soul. The teen moms at HOLD wrote a song and together they produced a music video telling the world about their lives and dreams of succeeding together. The women were so inspired by its success that HOLD's Cultural Club is now using music video as a tool to teach their communities about social justice.

 

We facilitate connections between our partners and helpful people abroad.

Jeanne Muliri Kabekatyo and Modestine Etoy (l-r, facing camera) as experts in London at The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, June 2014.  

Jeanne Muliri Kabekatyo and Modestine Etoy (l-r, facing camera) as experts in London at The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, June 2014.  

Our partners build their credibility by demonstrating they are experts that comply with international standards for development. We create supportive connections that provide them exposure and opportunity.

An organization might visit their facility, award a grant, or invite them to serve as experts at a conference. This lends them opportunity to demonstrate their results and share the knowledge they create with the international community. They also gain new insight from others who are doing similar work abroad.

 

We cultivate relationships that help our partners increase their effectiveness.

Seattle University Professor Serena Cosgrove working with our partners at HOLD-DRC.

Seattle University Professor Serena Cosgrove working with our partners at HOLD-DRC.

The questions of how to improve quality and effectiveness are not simple. Our partners continually evaluate the needs in their communities, and assess the impact of their work. We are currently working with researchers at Seattle University and University of Wisconsin-Madison to help our partners create surveys and metrics that answer those questions in a meaningful way.


Contact us to learn more about the bridges we build.


With special thanks to:

Maisha Soul; Prince, Achilles, Eric, and Innocent Balume

Maisha Soul; Prince, Achilles, Eric, and Innocent Balume