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Bukavu Action Team | Six Million Pennies | Pigs for Peace | NCH | Hospital Rehabilitation
Orphans of War | Workshop Schools | Women's Empowerment | Buildings for Peace | AICR
HIV Infected Children | Stadium for Peace Building

Six Million Pennies

Making "CENTS" Make a Difference

Have a penny? Then you can help Great Lakes Restoration (GLR) make a positive difference and save lives in an area ravaged by the deadliest conflict since the Second World War. Our goal is to obtain ONE PENNY to commemorate EACH of the SIX MILLION CONGOLESE who have died from war-related causes.

While millions of civilians have been killed by direct combat, the majority of deaths are due to disease, starvation and abuse. More than half of those dying are children under the age of five. Many of these deaths could have been prevented by basic medical care and nutrition. That is why we are asking for your help: to stop preventable deaths.

Your contribution will help. This is an area of the world where the average person survives on less than 25¢ a day. A penny to us is almost worthless; insignificant. But this project renders the smallest contribution, the donation of the loose change in everyone’s pocket, significant because it helps GLR save lives; priceless lives. When you reach into your pocket remember the significant people in your life and try to imagine your life in that person’s absence. The life you save may turn out to be the next Nelson Mandela, Dikembe Mutombo or the developer of the HIV/AIDS vaccine. More likely it will be a person of no notoriety, but still a person of significance; another human saved by your small but significant generosity.

GLR is looking for partners in this project. We welcome the assistance of church and student groups, charitable and professional organizations and, most importantly, concerned individuals. Contact GLR to share our expertise and let us help you help us in Building The Peace in the Great Lakes region.

To make a donation please: CLICK HERE!

Remember every penny helps!