“I realized that my accomplishments in economics was just a gift I needed to use to help others. I felt called to teach, encourage, and help others manage their money in order to come out of poverty.” Butoto Mahinduzi traveled to Beni in 2010 to the surprise of his father,… Read More
Please take a moment to read these stories of transformation and see why the work of Congo Initiative matters.
“The UCBC programs are feeding and nourishing us, and this is only possible through Congo Initiative supporters. Each individual student feels the impact of CI supporters, and it waters the seeds within us.” Nehemiah Kabucungu Babikana was not necessarily inclined to take on leadership roles before coming to UCBC. However,… Read More
“I feel compassion to care for all the community at UCBC and feel very blessed to participate in the service-learning program.” Kavira Angélique Malikidogo, a leader and mother to many, is often called by her fellow UCBC students, “Mama Malikidogo.” This is in part because she is in fact a mother… Read More
“In Congo, it is important to have people who studied and know how to use technology. We are like the first generation of doctors, except in the field of technology.” Suzanne has lived across Congo, from Kinshasa in the west, to Goma, Butembo and now Beni in the east. She… Read More
“I was very glad to graduate because it was something I couldn’t imagine reaching at the beginning!” Last year, Lygisha Malonga Mbambu became the first woman in her family to graduate from a university. As the graduation festivities happened all around her, she remembered the difficulty of beginning at UCBC… Read More
“The best thing about UCBC is the vision, the change it seeks to bring someone, and the hope for a better tomorrow.” When asked how he felt on graduation day last year, UCBC alum Benzema (Ben) Anguandia responded, “I felt great. The feeling was indescribable because it felt good to close… Read More
Augustin Nobambuzi had a difficult childhood. Raised in a poor family and living with the constant fear of ethnic violence, Augustin was no stranger to school cancellations due to war, the constant concern of where money for education would come from, and how to keep the family safe…. Read More