The Congo is a synonym for wild. It has long enamored adventurers and journalists alike with its rich biodiversity and enormous supply of natural resources. Located in the heart of Africa, it should be one of the most prospering countries in the world. Instead it is filled with violence, illiteracy, and corruption. GURLS is currently working on establishing an innovative project of creating ethical and environmentally friendly co-ops. With current Mines, oil wells, and farms using primitive and environmentally damaging techniques, the goal is to reinvigorate them with loans from corporate sponsors to buy new technology which would be paid back over a set period of time, while offering incentives to sponsors sponsors with reduced fees for goods until the loan is paid off. These co-ops will work together with local communities to help establish new infrastructure, schools, and hospitals. To learn more about life in the Congo, click on Take Action.