Be a whistleblower for peace: Falling Whistles

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We believe the solutions to Congo’s problems come from those living within them. Together we are investing in Congolese visionaries and building a coalition to end our world’s deadliest war.

394354_10150598960716469_1177024994_nIn 2008 we met 5 boys in eastern Congo. Former child-soldiers held in a military camp. One boy told us the story of children sent to the frontlines of war, armed with only a whistle.

His story birthed our symbol. It was shared across the world with readers who wrote back asking – what do we do?

We have not been silent since.

With no home, no office and no plan – we began with $5 and a dream worth our everything. We pulled desks from dumpsters, put them in a garage, and launched a campaign toward peace in Congo.

Most called it impossible. In three years we have invested in 8 Congolese visionaries and built a coalition of 35 Congressman, 16 Senators, 200 retailers and over 50,000 whistleblowers.

We won’t stop until we see the end to the deadliest war of our time.

Join us and be a whistleblower for peace: fallingwhistles.com

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Here is how it began

SITUATION

PEACE IN PROGRESS

CONGO IS HOME TO THE DEADLIEST WAR SINCE WORLD WAR 2

This year, we see a new found stability, and there’s finally an opportunity to see PEACE in Congo. But peace takes MORE than the end of violence. Peace requires PROGRESS, of business, education, health and culture. Progress requires ENTREPRENEURS, with visionary ideas, local roots and long-term commitment. And entrepreneurs need INVESTORS: passionate, patient and with experienced knowledge.

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SOLUTION

INVEST FOR CHANGE

FALLING WHISTLES SUPPORTS CONGOLESE ENTREPRENEURS

PEACE REQUIRES PROGRESS: OF BUSINESS, EDUCATION, HEALTH AND CULTURE
PROGRESS REQUIRES ENTREPRENEURS: LOCAL, PASSIONATE AND LONG-TERM AND
ENTREPRENEURS NEED INVESTMENTS: FOCUSED, PATIENT AND SUPPORTIVE

We identify and reach out to local VISIONARIES, raise money to finance their projects and offer MENTORSHIP along the whole process, from business plan to daily operation. Growth of local business leads to sustainable JOBS, financial INDEPENDENCE and greater OPPORTUNITIES for the community at large. Our mission is to build a social development fund that fuels progress towards PEACE IN CONGO

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PROJECT: INTERNET

FUNDRAISING 25 OCT – 31 DEC 2014

We are financing the second in a series of INTERNET CAFÉS in Bukavu, Eastern Congo. Internet access is a CATALYST of peace, and the café becomes a HUB for learning, culture and entrepreneurship. To make this come true, we need your support. INVEST WITH US

Find out more at fallingwhistles.com/ourwork.

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