World Vision Congo (DRC)

Partnering with churches to bring change to Gemena

WV DR Congo started a unique initiative in Gemena since 2012, involving 3 main churches, namely Ceum (Communaute Evangelique de l'Ubangi-mongala), Cecu (communaute evangelique du christ en ubangi) and Catholic molegbe. The community selected these churches during a community meeting, to be the leading organizations that, working with other community-based organizations and churches, would be at the forefront of the development initiatives in Gemena.

This video is going to give the opportunity to understand how Evangelical Covenant Church made a commitment to finance the interventions of World Vision and how the local churches also made a commitment in the implementation of development project in the community.

From January 2015 to May 2018, World Vision in DR Congo has undertaken the “Rutshuru Households Integrated Development” as a three year Area Recovery Program(ARP) supported by World Vision Korea. The program was designed based on the context-specific risk analysis and the vulnerability mechanism to provide beneficiaries and administrative authorities with more sustainability, socially positive influence and strengthened resilience. The project has implemented a multi-sectorial approach to improve food security, livelihood, WASH, education, and child protection along with the increased capacity of communities to address poverty. World Vision has reached out more than 25,000 children and adults in two health areas of Shinda and Nyarukwangara in Rwanguba Health Zone, by promoting a safe and supportive environment.

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