The Ring Project
Muffin Revolution is committed to sending women in the Democratic Republic of Congo to medical school or law school every year. Why women in Congo, you ask? Here's the story.
Marirose Piciucco co-founded Muffin Revolution in the middle of a painful divorce. A question she kept asking herself was, " What should I do with my engagement ring?" During this difficult time, she found strength by immersing herself in documentaries where women throughout the world were overcoming hardship and rising up against all odds. She learned about Congo and how the mineral & diamond trade in the war torn region was creating a culture of rape and violence toward women.
"What if my ring could go toward lifting one of these women up?" she asked herself.
THE RING PROJECT IS BORN
Out of that question, a non-profit was born. The Ring Project takes donated rings (or any type of jewelry), sells them wholesale to a jeweler, and provides law school & medical school scholarships to women in Congo who are committed to building up their communities, their country and more specifically, women.
Education is power. Through The Ring Project, the pain of one woman’s divorce is transformed into power for another woman on the other side of the world. This very act of helping another woman creates a "ring of support" where all the women involved are leaning on one another in gratitude, support, and encouragement.
WHO IT IMPACTS
Just $2500 is enough to pay for one woman to complete one year of medical or law school, including their books, laptop and room & board. The Ring Project has 6 women in medical and law school this year.
Mihali Hélène Wabiwa
University: University of Bukavu
"It is extremely rare that a native Pygmy girl from my community receives a scholarship for higher education. I may even be the first female lawyer in our aboriginal peoples community, and perhaps the first academic in my community; it remains a story that I will testify in all my life."
To learn more about The Ring Project and the women receiving scholarships, visit www.theringproject.org.