// Around the World
Today, we have sponsors in Europe, but also as far away as the United States and Asia!
We hope to expand our network of sponsors as much as possible in the future. We would like to thank everyone involved!
We are open to the idea of working to help children anywhere in the world, keeping with our guiding principles:
Finding reliable, exemplary field partners
Always starting out with local initiatives that meet a real need
Giving preference to small NGOs which work to protect children
Our headquarters is located in Europe (and not in Africa) because access to the media and to the internet—and therefore to donors—is much simpler than in Africa. In order to conduct fundraising campaigns and find sponsors, we need to have a base in Europe. Once more, we would like to thank all of our sponsors who work with us side by side.
We began working to support our partners in the DRC from Togo in 2007/2008, in particular by giving aid to underprivileged children and to victims of abuse. In the particularly brutal war which is now devastating the eastern part of this country, rape is used as a weapon on a daily basis.
These atrocities are committed for economic gain (mines, etc.), and the sad fact is that the media rarely gives adequate attention to this alarming situation. The Friendly Haven works hard to protect women, children, and civilians—especially human rights activists who suffer persecution.
We also provide financial and logistical support to Congolese activists who gain refugee status in Europe and Turkey after being persecuted in their country of origin.
// The Democratic Republic of the Congo
Togo is where the Friendly Haven began its work thanks to its close ties with the charitable organization C.R.A.C. (Cercle de Réflexion et d’Action pour la Cohésion), a trusted partner in the field. Shortly after the civil war that ravaged the country in 2005, we began acting to bring peace to the country by using education and non-violence. Since then, we have not stopped working to help those who are most vulnerable, especially children and widows.