About this blog

Welcome to our blog “Voices of Kahuzi-Biega”!POPOF logo

This is an official blog of the POLE POLE FOUNDATION.

The Pole Pole Foundation “POPOF” is a Non Governmental Organisation created by natives and workers in and around the Kahuzi-Biega National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo for the purpose of achieving two goals; the nature conservation and the sustainable development of the local community.

‘Pole pole’ is a Kiswahili word meaning ‘slowly’. It’s our wish to go rather slowly and steadily than hastily toward the achievement of our ultimate goals.

POPOF was created on September 24th, 1992 in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and officially registered in 1997.
Charity No. Just112/S-Kv/06/1997. Partner of the Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP) of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)- Category E

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John Kahekwa, founder