Partners in empowering refugees
KPMG is one of the world’s leading professional services firms and the fastest growing Big Four accounting firm in the United States. In 2018 KPMG is partnering with The REST to make an impact of $5,000. This funding will support a “clean charcoal” enterprise in Mahama Camp, an expansion of the Tabita Sewing Collective to 20 members, the Youth Farming Cooperative for an additional year, and the start to a farming collective for young Congolese refugees living in Gihembe Refugee Camp.
The Disaster Relief Initiative
The Disaster Relief Initiative is an NGO based out of Rwanda. Its core mission is to provide humanitarian assistance to people suffering as a result of natural and manmade disasters. DRI works through community organizing, economic empowerment, and peacebuilding initiatives between disaster refugees and host communities. It focuses on helping vulnerable populations in disasters, often women and children. DRI utilizes a network of skilled volunteers to execute its initiatives. REST has partnered with the Disaster Relief Initiative on three of its past projects. REST will continue to work with DRI to continue to aid Burundian refugees in Rwanda.
Euromonitor International is a marketing research agency. Euromonitor works to provide in-depth analysis of market trends from offices around the globe. Their specialist teams examine local trends within emerging and developed economies. Euromonitor International has an annual charity program where each branch nominates two NGO’s to help. REST was nominated by Euromonitor’s Chicago branch in 2016. They have partnered with us and donated money to REST's Tabita Project.