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


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Preventing Ebola

HOLD is working with the national Ebola Response Team to address the many misconceptions and rumors that have spread among the population. The goal is to effectively reach the influencers in the community assigned to HOLD with correct information to combat false rumors about with Ebola, and teach people how to prevent its spread. We estimate that this plan will reach 54,500 people.

In the video, HOLD teaches children about how Ebola spreads, and how to prevent it through habits like frequent, thorough hand washing.


Esthetics instructor Mama Sifa offers a glimpse inside the vocational school at HOLD.

She is proud of her students because so many of them leave sorrowful situations for happy ones. They are able to find jobs or start businesses — and take care of themselves and their families.


Covenant World Relief Visits HOLD

CWR bears witness to the impact that HOLD has on individual lives, families, and communities.


"Nonviolent action is the only way we can build peace forever."

Rainmakers' Stan Emert interviews our 2017 Scholarship for Congolese Luminaries recipient, Fred Bauma.


Read about us in the Seattle Times.

"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.

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