The Democratic Republic of the Congo is extremely rich in natural resources but has had political instability, a lack of infrastructure, issues with corruption and centuries of both commercial and colonial extraction and exploitation with little holistic development. Besides the capital Kinshasa, the two next largest cities Lubumbashi and Mbuji-Mayi are both mining communities. DR Congo's largest export is raw minerals, with China accepting over 50% of DRC's exports in 2012. In 2016, DR Congo's level of human development was ranked 176th out of 187 countries by the Human Development Index. As of 2018, around 600,000 Congolese have fled to neighbouring countries from conflicts in the centre and east of the DRC.Two million children risk starvation, and the fighting has displaced 4.5 million people.The country is a member of the United Nations, Non-Aligned Movement, African Union and COMESA.
Despite its history of discord, instability and violence, the DRC is one of the most beautiful places on earth, rich in minerals and phenomenal rainforests. The Congolese are generous and proud people who want to help their beloved country become all that it has the possibility of being.
Save Africa Save Our World, Inc., is committed to doing all that we can do to assist the Congolese in achieving their dream of a Democratic and flourishing DRC.