Cordaid is striving toward more stability in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, so it can become a country in which governments accept their responsibilities and meet their obligations. A country where citizens participate in decision-making processes and are able to improve their living conditions.
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Results & Indicators
198,356 people living with HIV received ARV treatment (2021)
1,350 schools supported through performance-based financing (2021)
6.655 people supported with emergency cash (2018)
WHAT WE DO IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO
Cordaid makes health care more accessible and improves the quality of care in the entire country. Since 2012, Cordaid has been the principal recipient of the Global Funds grants for fighting HIV/AIDS in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Cordaid uses results-based financing to improve the Congolese education system. This entails a direct link between funding and results. Schools will receive funds when they can demonstrate that certain results have been obtained, such as a higher number of girls attending the school, and an overall improved learning environment.
Access to justice
We have set up legal clinics to strengthen community knowledge on the functioning of judicial, security and administrative institutions.
Cordaid aims to restore the social contract and the trust between the government and the citizens. We do this by promoting legitimate regulations and policies that respond to people’s aspirations. With local civil society partners, we advocate for security and access to justice for all, engendered peace, equitable mining governance, and adequate health coverage.
We also promote women’s participation in decision-making and peace processes. Cordaid gives girls and women a voice in a context where it is not usual for women to speak up for themselves.
To people affected by disasters, we provide cash (for rent, repair of houses, food, medicines, clothes), emergency kits to cover first needs, non-food items, a safe place for children, hygiene kits and clean drinking water.
WHERE WE WORK IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO
Cordaid is active in all 26 provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. We have country offices in Kinshasa and Goma and field offices in Kananga, Gemena, Bunia and Bukavu.
PARTNERS AND DONORS
Government of the Netherlands, VPT World Fund, Global Fund, Embassy of Canada, World Bank, Caritas Congo, UCOP+, Medicus Mundi, B-DOM.