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In the DRC, women and girls face multiple vulnerabilities due to general insecurity, prevalence of sexual and domestic violence, high rates of poverty, and limited availability of and access to services. Women are disproportionally affected by these challenges due to inequality, and social, cultural, and political marginalization. FFC has seen the impact of grassroots organizations in effectively promoting women’s rights. However, these local initiatives faced many challenges in accessing funding. FFC was established in 2007 by Julienne Lusenge and a group of Congolese women to fund Congolese women’s groups that were not able to access funding through other sources. The idea was to create a proximity financial basket in order to bridge the gap between international donors and local women’s initiatives. The struggle of small or informal organizations to reach international donors can be explained by many factors such as strict funding regulations or heavy reporting requirements. Moreover, insecurity, lack of infrastructure and poor communication channels often discourage donors to work with groups in marginalized area of the country. That is where FFC comes in.

THEMATICS

WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

Help women to be economicaly independently

CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION

Help women to participate and be nominated​

POLITICAL PARTICIPATION

Help women to participate and be nominated​

CLIMATE JUSTICE AND ENERGY

Help women to save energy in climate justice

HEALTH REPRODUCTION AND HIV

Help Women and Girls in health reproduction​

FIGHT AGAINT SEXUAL VIOLENCE

Help them to fight againt HIV and sexual violence

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