A new short film takes a look at the vision, passion and purpose of the Eastern Congo Initiative in the words of its founder, Ben Affleck.

Video: An Animated History of Eastern Congo Initiative

Congo is a region where generations have struggled under a cycle of violence and poverty, but also where people hold an unrelenting desire to realize the extraordinary potential of their country.

Three years ago, Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI) was founded to work with and for the people of eastern Congo. ECI supports heroic local organizations who are creating lasting change in the lives of vulnerable children and survivors of sexual violence, unlocking economic opportunity and working with communities seeking peace and reconciliation.

The stories he shares offer just a glimpse at the incredible possibilities for the Congolese people who are shaping their own future – but just need the opportunity and tools to do so. ECI will continue to help uncover those opportunities, to offer those tools and support those efforts wherever we can. But we can’t do it on our own.

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