To serve the needs of the most vulnerable - particularly women and children, victims of rapes & civil conflicts, and the poor - with a specific focus on neglected groups and cases, to empower communities by building capacity and by maximizing local resources in program design and implementation, to promote self-reliance, peaceful coexistence, and reintegration of marginalized communities with the main focus to bring peace among people in the Great lakes regions reaching to all existing religions.
This organization started as EVOVIG in 1998 with the purpose of helping widowers and orphans victims of war, in 2008 when one of the members went to the United States as a refugee from the D.R. Congo; they decided to start reaching in all Great Lakes region of Africa. This was when they changed their name to G.L.P.F (Great Lakes Peace Foundation).
The organization works with more than 10 members located in Burundi and D.R. Congo with another group of volunteers who work from one place to other spreading messages about peace and reconciliation in Africa. They also reach to indigenous population talking about peace and reconciliation.
Their plans for the future include to reinstate peace among these countries of the Great Lakes region of Africa regardless of their tribes or any ethnic background,to strengthen human rights, continue dialogue and negotiations for a peaceful country.
Mr. Innocent Birume Rwigema
7247 N 72ndDr Glendale