A Core Activity

Since 2010, FFC has awarded approximately 538 grants to grassroots organizations led by women and girls. FFC is activite in 16 provinces with the goal of covering all 26 provinces in the coming years

Our Story

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 fund 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.

Our Vision

A Democratic Republic of Congo free of violence, where women and girls have rights to physical integrity and economic justice, where women participate in all levels of decision-making that affect their lives and communities


 To support grassroots women’s organizations to effectively promote Congolese women’s and girls’ rights 

Our Values

Participation, Transparency, Equality, Efficacy, Inclusivity 

6 Majors Programs

Sexual Reproductive health and Rights

Climate Change and Environmental protection

Political Participation and Female Leadership

Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

Financial Empowerment of Women and Girls

Conflict Management and Transformation

Our Board Members

faida mwangila


Josephine Malimukono

Vice president

zawadi musika leviane


Jeanne Kavuo

Deputy Rapporteur

Jeanne nzuzi