Read one of our graphic novels and engage in the call to action.
With the help of our partners and local artists in their countries, we have developed two graphic novels:
In Burundi, small-scale farmers who grow coffee face a number of challenges, especially when it comes to the meager amount of income they earn from the sale of their coffee. This graphic novel is devoted to those farmers who have united to improve their living conditions and those of their families. Through the adventures of Kaneza and Kagabo’s family, you will be introduced to the inspiring story of the rise of the movement to create farmers associations and cooperatives in Burundi. It is a path marked by resistance, struggle, solidarity and social change. This graphic novel, illustrated by Burundian cartoonist Ilunga Albert Kaye, will immerse you in the world of Burundian coffee growers and their efforts towards sustainable agriculture that benefits us all.
In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), violence has become a way of life. Violence against women is particularly rampant and rape has become a weapon of war in the country. In many instances, armed men will overrun a village, attack the inhabitants, rape the women, destroy crops and leave in their wake a path of terror and destruction. For those who manage to escape, they must return to their villages in the aftermath and try to heal the wounds left behind and re-build their communities with a culture of peace.
Choose one our graphic novels, read, discuss, and do an associated action.