Support the Democratic Republic of Congo

Buy Presents to Support the DRC

Many people have to buy gifts anyway, so why not get something that will change someone's life. These are great for supporting organization, but they also help spread the word. When someone compliments the gift, then there is a story to be told about it. 

Falling Whistles

Buy Whistle Necklaces 

The falling Whistle Campaign focuses on educating the world about children sent to the front lines of war with nothing but a whistle. They also try to help boys escape and are currently rehabilitating 267 boys who have escaped. Read the story.  Buy a whistle. Spread the word. 

Raise Hope for Congo CD

 "The music is tied to the theme of protecting and empowering the women and girls who bear the brunt of the violence in war torn eastern Congo. It will reach new audiences unaware of the world’s deadliest conflict in Congo, and it will energize the movement working to break the link between the violence and the trade in Congo’s conflict minerals."
"The compilation, released digitally today, features a wide variety of sounds, beats, and inspiring lyrics by musicians from around the world – from Norah Jones, Mos Def, Damien Rice, Angelique Kidjo, Bat For Lashes, Rodrigo y Gabriella, Amadou & Mariam, Staff Benda Bilili, and Omekongo Dibinga."
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Bags Made from Women in the DRC

"The bags are sewn through Healing Arts, an organization in Goma, DRC, which equips women and vulnerable populations with skills, opportunities, and education so that they are economically capable to support themselves and their families....Many who survive sexual violence in DRC suffer stigma and discrimination, resulting in limited economic opportunities. The proceeds from the sale of these bags will help these women get back on their feet and support themselves and their children. Local Congolese fabric was used to make these bags. The bags also include a Stop Raping our Greatest Resource campaign button. For just $20, you can make a difference!"

There are over fourteen different choices, with many different fabrics and designs to choose from.