20 Year Community Health Empowerment Case Study - Multiplication with Minimal Funding in Central DRC
Community Health Evangelism (CHE) has been continuously in process in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for 20 years. It started very small with one village, but has multiplied dramatically and now is being used by over 500 villages in the Central DRC. The unique effectiveness of this program has been evaluated carefully by outside respected experts. This evaluation has suggested that CHE has reduced both infant mortality and malnutrition by 50%. In addition its effect on villages’ self esteem and spiritual growth has been described as unparalleled in the 30-year experience of one outside expert evaluator. The area has had no outside missionaries residing in the area for 14 years, and receives less than $50,000 (USD) per year in outside support.