Ushindi's Shop Announcement

Empower Congo Women is a public charity dedicated to helping women survivors of sexual violence heal, rebuild their lives and prosper.

Empower Congo Women is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the people of eastern Congo heal, rebuild their lives and prosper. We accomplish our goals through Ushindi Center, a vocational training center and safe haven for women victims of sexual, gender based violence and at-risk girls in Bukavu, DRC. ECW also partners with community-based agencies to manifest locally conceived projects, such as the Mumosho Market. In addition, ECW sends over 100 children to school each year.

The mission of Empower Congo Women (ECW) is to provide the training so that women and girl war survivors can become emotionally and financially self-sufficient. We define self-sufficiency as having a steady income, which allows clean water, at least two meals per day, safe shelter, medical care, and school fees for their children. To this end, ECW provides vocational training in sewing and soap making, micro loans, education in women's rights and family planning, as well as funding support for indigenous projects in agronomy.