Oxfam in the Democratic Republic of Congo

A child collects water from an Oxfam water point. The provision of clean water and sanitation is a big focus of Oxfam's work in DR Congo. Photo: Liz Lucas/Oxfam America

From our staff

Blaise Kibiswa, Head of the Education Project

 In 2010, I spent time working in the city of Mbandaka. While I was there, I was in charge of re-opening the Oxfam office which had closed during the conflict in the DRC. As part of my role, I helped to finish work which had been halted - constructing three schools, building wells and installing water sources.

It wasn't an easy task, but after a tough time we were able to stabilise the situation and restart the activities that Oxfam had been involved in. The efforts of my colleagues at that time were extraordinary. It was a real victory for the Oxfam family.



Full details of what Oxfam is doing in the DRC (PDF, 672KB)

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