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Summer of Congo…

Dear Friends of Exposing Hope,I am writing to thank our community for helping us raise critical funds in our recent fundraising effort.  We are thrilled that  our initial target has just been exceeded, but know that all funds above this will go expand our work. The fundly.com is still open until just after Labor Day, and we […]

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Behind the Images – Debut

 

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Giving Thanks

Welcome to Exposing Hope’s new e-newsletter! In this month of Thanksgiving, we are sending our deepest gratitude to all of our supporters, volunteers, friends and family who have made Exposing Hope possible.In this year alone, we have served over 2,000 survivors of sexual violence in Eastern Congo in the past two years. Your donations have […]

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Updates from the North…

I have just spent the past four days traveling to the north to finally visit our house in Alimbongo and wish you could have all been with me. When I arrived at the house, women and staff came out with a drum and began singing and dancing.  They then presented me a letter of gratitude for the house, along […]

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The rain continues to pour down…

The rain continues to pour down.  Amid claps of thunder and bright flashes of lightening, the rains pours down as no where else in the world, and all I can think of are the tens of thousands of internally displaced here in the congo.  Even if they have shelter, it’s likely to leak in this onslaught. Women, children and […]

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The war in Congo never ends..

Its just after 6pm here and we’re on our way back from the refugee camp. So close to the equator, the Great Lakes Region year round has approx 12hrs of light and its already almost dark. The camp was sobering – as refugee camps tend to be. Over 10,000 refugees from the latest fighting and […]

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Congo Emergency Appeal

Recent fighting and budget cuts in Goma, a city in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, have left many rape victims without access to life-saving medical care. Please join our emergency fundraising campaign by making a gift of $50 or more. Help us give as much aid as we can to these women by […]

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When two elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers…

My flight to Kigali was booked for May 7th.  My plan, to travel to Goma, and then into the interior of the North Kivu Province with our partners at HEAL Africa.  I was going to visit CTA sponsored safe houses in Nyamilima, Kisharo and Alimbongo, spend time with the women, see how the programming is […]

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$11k Raised!

Thanks to all who supported CTA’s “Send your love to the Congo” event in San Francisco. It was a special evening with beautiful images and over 80 old and new friends of CTA. CTA raised over $11,000 for our safe house program in eastern Congo. The money will be spent installing new sewing machines and […]

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August Newsletter

Our August letter is out. Click here to read the latest news from CTA.

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