FAPE – Congo (DRC)

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Active Women for Environmental Protection (Democratic Republic of Congo)

FAPE is established in Mboko, in DRC’s South Kivu Province, as a non-political, non-profit organization.

FAPE is committed to women’s rights, with the aim of making Congolese women self-reliant, free and independent, capable of defending their own rights as well as their children’s rights while engaging self-care and community development.

Intervention areas

Education and training, women’s rights, health and HIV/AIDS, entrepreneurship, community development, food safety, environment protection, promotion of sustainable peace

FAPE at a Glance


Opening year

5 + ..

5 collaborators / the number of volunteers may vary, depending on projects


The organization is solely dedicated to outreach working

People served in 2016

Not communicated

Objectives of FAPE

  • Combating the degradation of ecosystems
  • Developing women’s entrepreneurship to ensure vulnerable households’ food security,
  • Raising awareness about HIV/AIDS related issues and to combating all forms of violence against women and children,
  • Promoting gender equality and women’s and children’s rights,
  • Reinforcing access to health care and education for women and children.

FAPE has implemented a number of initiatives aimed at raising awareness of sexual and gender-based violence, in collaboration with other NGOs and with the participation of Mboko schools and military and religious authorities. In addition, FAPE supported the social and economic integration of some of the most vulnerable women in Mboko, as well as their children’s access to school through training initiatives, livestock donations and provision of school fees.


  • Associate member of Dianova International
  • Registered organization to the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the UN (DESA)

Contact Information

  • Address: Mboko, Q.I, Fizi, Sud – Kivu – Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Contact person: Zawadi Nawenga – coordinator – fapeasbl@yahoo.fr