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Ex-Child Soldiers become contributors to society

by Bedadi Bwagula, Comfort Congo Stories of hope and employment from the Children of Liberty Project, D.R.Congo. Since 2012 Comfort International has been collaborating with Comfort Congo to help rescue and restore child soldiers. In many cases staff at Comfort Congo have negotiated with armed groups for the release of these young people whilst other …

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‘Quiltwalk’ for Comfort International

by Halcyon Martin Patricia creates a beautiful quilt to raise much needed funds. The weekend of the11th-13th of September saw the 4th Virtual Kiltwalk of 2020. The Kiltwalk organisers had expanded the options for participation to encompass almost anything, creative or sporty, to encourage fundraising for charities all across Scotland. Comfort International had one participant, Patricia …

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Will Peace Come to the Conflict Areas of North Kivu?

by Dr Callum Henderson How healing and reconciliation retreats are bringing opposing groups together. The North Kivu region of D.R.Congo is well known for ongoing conflict and unrest, mineral mining, rebel groups and displaced peoples. For a number of years Comfort International’s partners, Comfort Congo, have been hoping to conduct peacebuilding, healing and reconciliation retreats in two of …

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Life is really hard for everyone in Goma, but the girls are suffering the most.

by Halcyon Martin Incidence of rape has risen, but there is hope for the broken. D.R.Congo has been referred to as the rape capital of the world. With a shockingly high incidence of rape, prostitution and homelessness normally it is heartbreaking to hear of a significant rise of all three since Covid-19.  Our partners, Comfort Congo, say,  …

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Hidden Ladybirds Help Kids in Rwanda Attend School

by Linsey MacMillan Matthew (age 6) is painting and hiding ladybirds to support the Rwanda Rw’ejo project. Matthew from Stirlingshire in Scotland heard about boys and girls in Rwanda who did not have access to education and wanted to help.  At age 5 he decorated over 150 stones, making ladybirds to sell at churches and at his school.  …

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