Who we are

ARBI is a National Non- Government Organization shaped by people motivated and passionate for healing, peacebuilding and development for affected communities in Northern Kivu province of DRC and the Regions of Africa. The organization was founded in 2011 in response to the successive violent wars ethnic-based related in Eastern part of the DRC. Guided by a vision of a Holistic Community Living Peace where citizens are agents of positive change and work together towards sustainable peace and development, ARBI aims to empower community members with opportunities to become active citizens through Healing, Peacebuilding and Community development. With nearly 5 years of operations, ARBI is one of the NGOs dedicated for conflict transformation and peace building in North Kivu-DRC.

Our hunger is to establish communities in the Great Lakes of Africa and Northern Kivu free of violence where sustainable peace and development are driven by creative, involved and critical-thinking fellows fighting here and now to restore relationships for a shared and hopeful future.

Our engagement is to empower people’ capacity to own their destiny in order to enjoy life in its fullness.

Where we are and who we serve

We operate in Democratic Republic of Congo. Nowadays we are intervening in the Northern Province of Kivu: Goma, Rutshuru and Masisi. And, we are targeting the following groups:

  • Church and government leaders
  • Youth (University students)
  • Women (victims of violence)
  • Refugees and IDPs
  • Children born out of rape
  • Ex-Combatants