Ensemble Newsletter - September 2019

DRC has huge energy potential. Yet the country suffers from a chronic energy deficit. In this newsletter, we focus on how our clean energy partners are taking on the challenge of addressing energy poverty across Eastern Congo.

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Vicky Nida
The Power of Electricity

Rather than wait decades for investment and infrastructure to reach their off-grid rural town, the people of Nyangezi in South Kivu chose to harness the power of the Bishalalo River to innovate their own response to Congo’s energy deficit

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SOCODI, Clean EnergyVicky Nida
Ensemble Newsletter - June 2019

From our Head Office in Bukavu, South Kivu the Ensemble team provide expertise in financial planning, marketing, research, human-centered design and technology development to entrepreneurs across Eastern Congo.In this edition of the Ensemble newsletter we share just a few examples of how their work is helping a new generation of social businesses to grow and scale.

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Vicky Nida
Ensemble Newsletter - April 2019

Celebrating women entrepreneurs in Kivu! 40% of the businesses and community organisations supported by Ensemble have been set-up by women. In the face of violence, marginalisation, and extreme poverty our partners are not only improving the lives of their families but strengthening the fabric of their communities. In this edition of the Ensemble newsletter we profiled the work of women entrepreneurs across Kivu.

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Vicky Nida
How a grassroots internet project in Eastern Congo is effecting social change

Ensemble Pour La Difference (EPD) is a UK and Congolese charity operating in Eastern Congo that supports a range of social projects and entrepreneurial endeavours in the local community as a means of effecting change. Technology has played a large role in the group's approach, and they've helped provide essential internet connectivity to citizens in a number of locations.

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Pamoja Net: Social Outcomes Report

Ensemble pour la Difference measures social outcome in two tiers; Basic Needs, which includes nutritionshelter and safety, and Wellbeing, which covers healtheducation and social belonging.

This is the first survey conducted for Pamoja Net, a community Wifi network installed by Ensemble and the local community on the island of Idjwi, Lake Kivu.

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Pamoja NetVicky Nida