Jobs and Opportunity Build Sustainability
The twenty-year conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has stolen youth and opportunity from the country's youngest citizens. Many have lost family members, stable housing, and educational opportunities due to the conflict. Others have been forced to work in mines or join armed militias. One of the organizations that Mwendo Congo Supports, Let Africa Live (LAV), provides vocational training and other services for these youth. LAV has several training and production sites, but they have to pay exorbitant rent. Their goal is to own the land and facilities to generate enough income to support their programs.