DAI was created on July 12, 2008, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, by a group of people, conventional and non-conventional churches.

DAI was officially registered the first time in the Democratic Republic of Congo as a Humanitarian NGO from 2010, under the French name “Assistance Internationale pour le Development”, in acronyms “AID”. The organization was born following a bitter report emphasizing that a large majority of Congolese population in particular and people from the Great Lakes Region in general, were languishing in a great misery and too few social structures cared for the fate of the weakest

The organization is also officially registered in the Republic of Canada since September 11, 2018, as a Charitable Organization under the name: Development Assistance International Inc. with Business Number: 76851 7096 RR0001.

In Canada, DAI has been active in Manitoba Province collaborating with likeminded organizations and individuals for the support of DAI initiatives in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

DAI/AID has been intervening in the humanitarian sector since 2011 with financial and technical support from MCC (Mennonite Centrale Committee) in the following areas: Food and Non-Food, Protection, Clean-up and Seeds Distribution to Farmers. The following projects have already been carried out in the Democratic Republic of Congo by DAI/AID in the humanitarian sector since 2011:

• Distribution of non-food to vulnerable families and seeds in Ngweshe Chiefdoms in Walungu County, Ruzizi Plain area in Uvira County and Ninja area in Kabare County

Supporting marginalized children (children born from raping, orphaned children and street children) in a recovery centre in Burhuza in Walungu county).

  • Promotion of hygiene and sanitation

In 2014, DAI availed its humanitarian plan with the ambition to master the context, the uncertainty and the complexity of its areas of intervention. The areas of intervention in South Kivu, in DRC include:

– Kabare County: Katana, Birava, Luhihi, Cirunga, Bushwira and Bugobe.

– Mwenga County: Burhinyi, Luhwindja, Kilungutwe, Kalama, Kasika and Mwenga Center, Kamituga and Kitutu.

– Uvira County: Uvira Town, Lemera, Kigongo, Lubarika and Buheba.

– Walungu County: Kaziba Chiefdom, and Nzibira, Tubimbi and Luntukulu.

– Fizi County: Makobola, Swima, Mboko, Baraka, Malinde, Katanga, Sebele

, Kikonde, Fizi center and Mukera

– Kalehe County: Bushushu, Nyabibwe and Minova.

– Shabunda County: Kigulube, Shabunda center and Matili.

DAI/AID has been taking part to OCHA’s Humanitarian meeting in the Democratic Republic of Congo to date.


DAI/AID is a NGO with a humanitarian feature of reinforcing the Community development, protecting and defending the rights of vulnerable persons. It principally aims at. :

  • Sensitizing religious confessions, help aiming organizations, local Christian Ministries in churches to bring assistance to people in need (widows, too old persons, lames and victims of natural catastrophes (disasters) and armed conflicts ;
  • Intervening in favour of true vulnerables to their potential partners for the gathering and the orientations of items in order to respond to the identified humanitarian needs;
  • Empowering the community development of people under difficulties both in rural and town surrounding areas ;
  • Training and informing people’s Organizations members and their leaders on new techniques’ of ruling an organization;
  • Assisting, without discrimination of sex, colour, religion, etc the victims of armed conflicts, natural catastrophes, etc;
  • Representing the target populations in front of Christian partners, religions and help Organizations;
  • Undertaking activities to promote the defense of human rights;
  • Contributing to rehabilitation and building of local community infrastructures;
  • Promoting the culture of peace and good leadership which is a parameter to a lasting development and fighting against poverty;
  • Undertaking humanitarian actions in favour of persons under sufferings in the one side, and working for the agricultural and rural development, in the other ;
  • Creating its self funding possibilities.

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