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Experiences of Communion in the Democratic Republic of Congo
by Emanuela Maria Cavaleri*
From “Economy of Communion – a New Culture” n.35 – Edition, insert attachment in Citta` Nuova 11 – 2012 – June 2012
EoC is not a foreign term, especially in certain areas in Africa. In the Congo, which to the constant political turbulence is added the difficult economic situation (in 2011, the Congo occupied the last place in the UN’s human development index, with a medium annual gross income per capita of $280 U.S.), the Economy of Communion had already arrived in 1991. Furthermore, at that time there was no clear understanding of the new economic model which this project proposed, especially on how to implement it, explained Corneille Kibimbwa, one of the local leaders of the EoC. The proposals that were put forward to create new businesses had a hard time transforming themselves into reality, especially due to lack of finances.
Nevertheless, the EoC Pan-African School in Nairobi last January 2011 had constituted a new start: a new desire to discover the proposal of the Economy of Communion which has given new impulse to entrepreneurial initiative.