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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.

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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2020

A Green Shoot of Hope: Two Educators and the Garden School in Liberia

Stephen Griffith and his wife Christine Dickey have a longstanding interest in education. After a trip to Liberia the couple decided to start an early childhood education center in the country.

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2020

The FXBVillage model: help the poorest regain their dignity

How to break the cycle of poverty and hopelessness? The FXB Association has developed an approach that combines empowerment, guidance and material support and has been applying this FXB Village-method in 10 countries.

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2019

“Showing that the chocolate industry can be different, without child labour”

Belvas has specialised in organic chocolate, setting up a number of projects in Peru and Côte d’Ivoire to improve living conditions for the cocoa farmers.

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