The AusCongo Network was founded by PastorĀ Constantin MukendiĀ in the year 2008, after he identified a need for better systems to ensure remittances sent to the Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC) by Congolese people living in Australia. He was inspired by the proverb ā€œgive a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach him how to fish and you feedĀ him for a lifetimeā€. From this dream AusCongo Network was born.

AusCongo NetworkĀ is a grass-roots, not-for-profit organisation committed to reducing poverty in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and among Congolese people in Australia. We do this by providing opportunities to have their lives transformed through community development projects designed to build strong and sustainable communities. Through this approach, we have seen almost 1,500 people receive an education, start their own business and collaborate with agriculture and work groups to build a better future for themselves and their family.

We are a volunteer organisation dedicated to community development projects that help Congolese community in DRC to alleviate poverty.

ACN is currently working with the Congolese community of Mbuji-Mayi to guide and finance impoverished locals. We have a community centre in the town which consists of six staff members, who run several community development projects. The projects include Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) program that teaches locals on essential business skills and allows them to access micro-finance loans for growing their businesses.

We also support several community group meetings at the centre.

Our Mission and Vison

Network of Australians working together with Australian-Congolese community toĀ relieve povertyĀ in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and here in Australia.

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AusCongo Network Inc is an incorporated organisation based in Brisbane which is focused onĀ responding to poverty in the Democratic Republic Of Congo through community developmentĀ programs.