Regions: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Category: Post Conflict Relief
Total Raised: $235
How have we helped?
With 21st Century Leaders’ donation Benjamin an ex child soldier in DR Congo, has been reunited with his family and is back in school, learning instead of fighting. 21st Century Leaders donation helps Peace Direct to continue to support local peacebuilders across the world, remarkable individuals who are doing life-saving work like disarming rebels, resettling refugees, uniting communities and saving children like Benjamin.
About Peace Direct
Peace Direct believe that local people have the power to find their own solutions to conflict – and to build their own better futures. Their mission is to help them make this happen.
In the world’s most fragile countries, they seek out dynamic individuals and organisations that are making a real difference, building peace from the grassroots up: people who are preventing conflict in the places where it starts – locally.
They are disarming rebels, resettling refugees, protecting the vulnerable, uniting communities and restarting economies. They work at great personal risk to prevent, resolve and heal conflicts, and break the cycles of violence.
Peace Direct find them, fund their programmes, and promote their work to those in the wider world who can help with finance and influence.