Democratic Republic of Congo

The Next Generation Community in Kinshasa

Location: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Partner: Bana ya Kivuvu

In the poorest districts of Kinshasa, women with no other choice but to survive are making the difficult decision to sell themselves. Without education or key skills, women must sell their bodies just to afford food and a roof over their heads.

And once they make this decision it is exceptionally difficult for them to leave - signficant debt can build up, high exposure to illness, and so on.

At Project Possible, we believe these women deserve a life free from exploitation. We provide women with pathways out of prostitution and equips them with skills to gain other employment.

Selling clothes on the streets of Kinshasa

Their story

The 'cheap girls' no more

We’re known as the ‘cheap’ girls because we sell our bodies for virtually nothing. But sex work is the only way to survive when you’re as poor and desperate as we are.

Imagine if someone believed in us and gave us a chance. We could develop vital skills, start up a business, learn to love ourselves. With the backing of people who care, we could live a better life beyond exploitation.

Learning a new craft

Their project

Open a world of possibility

Your monthly gifts will support a woman through a life-changing programme. It runs over three and a half years, and happens in three stages:

Befriend and care: Our team visit the streets to meet and offer friendship to the women, and invite them to Bible studies. This stage, which can last 18 months, is about fellowship and building trust.
Foundation Tailoring Course: Sixteen women each year take part in our 12-month residential training centre, to learn sewing, tailoring, literacy and numeracy. It’s all rooted in Christian teaching, so the women can recognise their value and grow in faith.
Advanced Tailoring and Business Course: Eight women are invited back to develop their tailoring and learn business skills, so once they graduate they have knowledge to open a small textile enterprise.

Graduates in front of their textile shop

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