Great Lakes Region

With its Grant Program, medica mondiale makes available financial assistance of between 5,000 and 30,000 euros annually to selected partners, with accompanying expert support. In this way, local infrastructure and networks can be established, helping to ensure the availability of healthcare, counselling and direct assistance for women and girls. Here medica mondiale concentrates on cooperation with women's organisations in the Great Lakes region of Central Africa, including Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda.

You can find further information on our work in the Great Lakes Region of Central Africa here.

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Portrait photo of the women’s rights campaigner, she is wearing a colourful dress.

Rwanda: Godelieve Mukasarasi, founder of SEVO...

Portrait photo of the women’s rights campaigner, she is wearing a dress with a blue and white pattern.

DR Congo: Immaculee Birhaheka, Director of PA...

People standing in the village square. Grace Arach, on the left, is speaking with two women.

Uganda: Grace Arach, Managing Director of FOW...

Women and their children have gathered in a hall, they are wearing colourful clothes and sitting on the floor. In front of them, a woman with her arms spread out wide is talking to them.

DR Congo: Support for women and girls

A young woman is standing with her four children in front of a hut whose walls are made of wood and clay. Her youngest child is sitting on her hip.

DR Congo: Strengthening women and their famil...

A woman seen in half profile, she is wearing a light purple headscarf. In the background, out of focus, the shapes of other women can be seen.

Rwanda: Speaking about experiences of war

A woman in a blue shirt with a red headscarf is looking directly into the camera.

DR Congo: Supporting women

A group of young women in colourful dresses are sitting on the ground, all of them are barefoot. The woman on the far left is holding a baby with both hands.

Uganda: Counselling for survivors

Two women are hugging, one of them is carrying a baby on her back. In the background we can see other women talking to each other, some of them also have their babies with them.

Rwanda: Sharing in women’s forums