Portland, Maine

“Mahoro is an organization dedicated to the peace and social well-being of every citizen of the Democratic Republic of Congo without discrimination on the basis of ethnic origin. The Democratic Republic of Congo has gone through civil war and turmoil which has destroyed social cohesion and turned some ethnic groups against others. Political manipulation of ethnic identities has caused hatred among the different ethnic groups of the eastern provinces of North and South Kivu….Our organization believes that a lasting peace can only be achieved when all citizens are given equal protection of the law and equal opportunities as well as freedom to exercise their rights without discrimination. Mahoro strives to promote in South Kivu a society where peaceful cohabitation is a reality, despite sociological differences. Our cultural and linguistic diversity should be viewed as a source of richness rather than a basis for marginalization or discrimination.”

President Jakunzi Bisengimana

Languages Spoken: French, English