Our commitment

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Our commitment

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Putting academic skills into practice
to meet development challenges.

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Supporting
our local partners

By training, strengthening and supporting about a hundred local partners (associations or local NGOs), Louvain Coopération joins forces with thousands of women, men and children to provide the necessary tools that improve their living conditions.

 

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Aiming for
the long term

In order to ensure the continuity of the actions implemented during a project, Louvain Coopération and its partners aim for the long term, a token of quality and good ownership of the projects by the local population and partners.

Subjected to several evaluations, our projects are constantly improved to best meet the needs of the populations.

 

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Sharing
expertise

As the NGO of the Catholic University of Louvain (UCLouvain), Louvain Coopération mobilises university energies and expertise in support of its projects.

Louvain Coopération has complementary expertise in health care, access to healthcare, food and economic security, and global citizenship and solidarity education.

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An integrated approach to provide a sustainable
response to the needs of populations.

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Integrated projects

Louvain Coopération benefits from useful expertise in various fields. Combining this expertise allows us to provide a sustainable response to problems encountered by local populations.

In our countries of action, we support entrepreneurship and mutual health insurance companies. Someone who is in good health will be able to work, have an income and pay their contribution to the mutual health insurance scheme. This creates a virtuous circle.

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The Environment

Development and environment are related and interdependent concepts. Following this observation, Louvain Coopération has developed an Environmental Integration Tool (OIE) which implies a constant reflection and evaluation of the environmental stakes of each of its projects.

In the DRC, micro-entrepreneurs have adapted their fishing techniques to preserve fry and thus promote sustainable fishing. Other local actors have invested in tree planting to reduce soil erosion and preserve their environment.

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Gender

In many countries of the South, the issue of women's rights and their place in the household still raises questions. Louvain Coopération uses the improvement of women's social and financial independence as a lever for development.

In the DRC and Burundi, women are developing their entrepreneurial spirit thanks to literacy. By learning how to read, write and count, they can better manage their savings and gain independence and self-esteem.