World Vision Hong Kong in DR Congo (2022)

World Vision Hong Kong in DR Congo (2022)


The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) is one of the largest countries in Africa. Though rich in natural resources, the country is among the five poorest nations in the world, as it has faced political upheaval and instability since the 1990s that have weakened its fragile economic conditions. Poverty and inequality are expected to increase due to the consequences of the war in Ukraine and rising inflation.

World Vision first began operations in DR Congo in 1984. Currently, World Vision operates in 12 provinces of the country and runs 27 Area Programmes (APs) in 6 of the provinces, supporting over 2.35 million children as well as their families and communities by providing transformational development and humanitarian relief programmes.

In 2022, World Vision Hong Kong contributed approximately HK$49.23 million to support 4 APs and 13 other projects in DR Congo, benefiting about 602,420 people.

2022 Work Highlights

Area Programmes

World Vision Hong Kong supported 4 APs to improve the environment for children to thrive, and empower community members to be resilient, that they would become self-sustainable and be free from the poverty trap.

Child Protection

  • Over 8,400 people sensitised on the law of child protection, how to recognise signs of child abuse and negligence, the importance of child protection and whistle-blowing techniques
  • Over 3,730 community members participated in attitude or behaviour change sessions on child protection issues
  • About 1,600 children supported with child protection programmes, such as enabling children to receive their birth certificates to ensure they enjoy social welfare and know their rights


  • About 12,100 children participated in Spiritual Nurture of Children activities for them to develop necessary life skills and enable them to build good relationships with their peers
  • Over 15,310 children were enrolled in Unlock Literacy programmes that promote core reading skills
  • Over 4,340 parents or caregivers were trained to support children in improving reading and writing skills

Health and Nutrition

  • Over 7,860 women pregnant or with children aged under two were reached regularly by community health workers who instilled the importance of breastfeeding and maintaining a balanced diet
  • About 3,500 pregnant women and 3,318 children aged under two were provided with insecticide-treated nets and protected from malaria
  • Over 7,350 adolescents took voluntary screening of HIV to curb the spread of HIV and AIDS


  • Over 19,610 people participated in training that enabled them to diversify income sources and earn money to support the welfare of their children
  • About 9,210 children had their well-being improved after their family participated in technical training on livelihood and business skills

Funding (HK$): $16,138,620; No. of Beneficiaries: 424,930

WASH Projects

  • Over 13,770 vulnerable children and people have access to drinking water from the water facilities built in the communities

Funding (HK$): $871,790 ; No. of Beneficiaries: 33,850

Livelihood Projects

  • About 1,330 small-scale farmers received agricultural support to improve farming techniques and plant vegetables in order to address the malnutrition issue among children

Funding (HK$): 145,480; No. of Beneficiaries: 6,440

Food Assistance Projects in Partnership with the World Food Programme

  • Provide emergency food assistance and distribute food to internally displaced persons, new returnees and other vulnerable families to ensure food security and increase their access to nutritious food
  • Provide cash assistance to ensure needy households have direct control to address their own specific needs

Funding (HK$): 32,078,600; No. of Beneficiaries: 137,200

Total Funding (HK$): 49,234,490; Total No. of Beneficiaries: 602,420

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