Founded in 2012, UPRIGHT AFRICA is on a mission to enhance the lives of the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by helping to strengthen and rebuild the infrastructure in hospitals, the education system, orphanages, and agriculture.

UPRIGHT AFRICA works alongside the Congolese people on a daily basis, providing modern medical techniques, everyday supplies and, most of all, hope for a brighter tomorrow.

“Many people ask,

Why the Democratic Republic of Congo?”

My response is: I didn’t choose DRC; DRC chose me. After seeing the difficulties there first hand, it was up to me to decide whether I should help or turn a blind eye. It wasn’t a hard choice.”

– John Woods, Founder

Life in the Democratic Republic of Congo

lightbulb

Less than
10%
of the population has access to electricity

faucet

In water-rich DRC
50 million
lack clean drinking water

headstone

6 out of 10
die before their fifth birthday

heart_beat

Life Expectancy
is
49
years

insect

Malaria is the
#1
cause of death

Founded in 2012, UPRIGHT AFRICA is on a mission to enhance the lives of the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by helping to strengthen and rebuild the infrastructure in hospitals, the education system, orphanages, and agriculture.

UPRIGHT AFRICA works alongside the Congolese people on a daily basis, providing modern medical techniques, everyday supplies and, most of all, hope for a brighter tomorrow.

“Many people ask,

Why the Democratic Republic of Congo?”

My response is: I didn’t choose DRC; DRC chose me. After seeing the difficulties there first hand, it was up to me to decide whether I should help or turn a blind eye. It wasn’t a hard choice.”

– John Woods, Founder

Life in the Democratic Republic of Congo

lightbulb

Less than
10%
of the population has access to electricity

faucet

In water-rich DRC
50 million
lack clean drinking water

headstone

6 out of 10
die before their fifth birthday

heart_beat

Life Expectancy
is
49
years

insect

Malaria is the
#1
cause of death

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