The Konrad Adenauer Foundation has been active abroad for 60 years. The first office was opened in Venezuela in 1962. The foundation now works on all continents worldwide. This is also the case in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a very large country – the second largest in Africa by area, home to more than 90 million people. The country is actually very rich – and yet bitterly poor. Because the country has valuable mineral resources and raw materials. – Gold, diamonds, copper and also cobalt, which is important for the production of mobile phone batteries and electric car batteries, for example.