Actor and Oscar-winning director, Ben Affleck and his non-profit organization ECI, Eastern Congo Initiative have partnered with philanthropic brand TOMS, introducing a limited edition collection of shoes with a special significance. The collection features three designs, two styles for men and one for women, inspired by Congolese textiles. $5 from each pair sold will go to help fund ECI’s programs for youth and families in the region as well as provide a new pair of shoes for a child in need. www.easterncongo.org
Founded by Ben Affleck, the Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI) is the first U.S. based advocacy and grant-making initiative wholly focused on working with and for the people of eastern Congo. We envision an eastern Congo vibrant with abundant opportunities for economic and social development, where a robust civil society can flourish. ECI believes that local, community-based approaches are essential to creating a sustainable and successful society in eastern Congo.