Our Positive Impact
The GMF team is dedicated to furthering any effort that will help peace, gender equality and socio-economic stability to flourish in the DRC, and throughout Africa. For example, GMF’s growing media profile – which includes stories on CNN, articles in Vanity Fair and other magazines and visits to the school site by high-profile guests such as Khaliah Ali, daughter of Muhammad Ali – is raising awareness about the situation in Congo and inspiring many other non-governmental organizations and individuals to get involved.
KickStart is an organization that offers efficient irrigation systems to farmers. GMF helped KickStart to bring these systems to the Congolese market. By providing tools that Africa’s disadvantaged can afford, KickStart supports entrepreneurship and promotes a sustainable solution to poverty. To date, they have sent 2,200 water pumps to the Congo. Please visit their website at www.kickstart.org.
GMF arranged a trip to the DRC for a group of students from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation to study potential improvements to the educational system of the Congo. The students then presented their studies at Columbia for their final exams, which you can view through this link. They also held an exhibit, along with GMF and studio MDA, showcasing their trip and the possibilities for positive enhancement of education in the DRC. The exhibit was held at James Cohan Gallery in New York City.
Delivering Medical Equipment and Supplies to DRC
GMF works with Project Cure to facilitate the donation of medical equipment and supplies to various hospitals in the DRC where there is such an incredible need for these items.
So far, more than 12 containers with an excess of $6 million of medical supplies and equipment have already been delivered to the DRC. Recent data for these areas indicate that the mortality rate is much reduced, and the hospitals are offering a much safer environment for all patients.
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