Approximately 200,000 people in 10 villages in Walikale and Lubutu territories, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, benefited from our three-year Better Beginnings, Stronger Families project. In partnership with the communities there, we implemented environmental education initiatives, improved healthcare, and supplied livestock to people living near wild great ape populations so that they would be less dependent on the forest and its resources.
What we did
We built 7 schools
Constructed 6 new health centres
Established safe access to clean water for 11,000 people
This project was funded in partnership with the Government of Canada, through the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development
Read more about Better Beginnings, Stronger Families on our blog
Photo credits: JGI Canada/Sophie Muset