IDEP Impact

Democratic Republic of Congo


Three hundred (300) people including; children, parents, youth, professionals and religious leaders gathered for consultative meetings and a focus group discussion in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo on 17th October 2018. The consultative meetings and the discussion served to share experiences and suggest possible solutions towards ending poverty in the community. The meetings were organised by the Global Network of Religions for Children in the Democratic Republic of Congo and BIFERRD organization in commemoration of the International Day for Eradication of Poverty 2018.

Participants expressed lack of peace, due to ongoing armed conflicts as one of the major causes of poverty in the region. They complained that the conflicts have had drastic impacts on the economy and development of the country. “We cannot have access to our lands for cultivation because of the active armed groups,” complained one of the parents.

Date: Wednesday, 17 October 2018