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The KBF family supports numerous projects in Africa. As a priority, our support is directed to local civil society, individuals as well as organisations, and to social businesses.

Below are some inspiring stories from our Prize winners and grantees.

2021

Combatting fear of banishment related to HIV/AIDS in Kinshasa

In the DRC, about half a million people are officially affected by HIV/AIDS. For five years now, the KBF has pooled funds to boost the efforts to fight the illness, led by carers and volunteers in Kinshasa, with support from MSF Belgium.

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2021

Bringing epilepsy out of the shadows in Rwanda

In Rwanda, the battle against the epilepsy faces two obstacles: a lack of knowledge about the nature of the condition and a severe shortage of neurologists who can make an appropriate diagnosis and provide treatment.

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2020

Revisiting Congo’s history to build its future

The Bokundoli programme aims to allow the Congolese education system to renew the way it teaches young Congolese people about citizenship and a historical awareness of their country.

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2020

A legal identity for all

In Africa, over 40% of the population are unable to prove their identity, which means they are unable to access essential services such as health care and education. The UIAfrica Fund aims to tackle this problem by boosting the civil registration of births.

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2020

Digital, to fight inequality and COVID-19 in the DR Congo

Fewer than one in five Congolese have access to the Internet, barely more than 19% of the population. It is an abysmal digital divide that Jean-Louis Mbaka and his colleagues at Kinshasa Digital intend to reduce considerably.

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2020

“We have to put all our bets on prevention”

Dr Ernest Ahounou had planned to complete a ‘simple’ internship in resuscitation in intensive care at the Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc in Brussels. But COVID-19 turned both his plans and his internship upside down.

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