Democratic Republic of Congo
DR Congo-Microfinance Intervention for Survivors of Violence in Rural Democratic Republic of Congo
The study is funded by the NIH/National Institue of Minority Health and Health Disparities to evaluate the effectiveness of a village led animal husbandry microfinance intervention on the health, economic stability and reinteration of survivors of violence in 10 rural villages in South Kivu province of Eastern DRC. The research team works in partnership with local Congolese NGOs to implement the study. The research team is conducting interviews with 600 individual households randomized to either the microfinance or delayed control groups and then followed for approimately 24 months to assess the health, economic and social outcomes. The research assistant(s) will work with the Congolese-US team to implement study interviews in rural villages, monitor study protocols, including safety protocols, work to address field research challenges and assist with data quality and control.