REVE is an acronym in French that stands for “rehabilitation of green space and schools,” and is also the French word for "dream."
REVE Kandale — cofounded by Zaire RPCV Gregg Ramm — supports reforestation, education, empowering girls and women, clean water and youth sports in Kandale.
The village is in the Kwilu province, 150 miles from Kikwit.
COLETTE RAMM - CO-FOUNDER & BOARD MEMBER
Colette Madishi Ramm grew-up in Kandale, DRC. She served as head of the Peace and Reconciliation Commission for North and South Kivu regions in Eastern Congo during the Mai-Mai Uprising (1997-1998). From 2001-2008, Colette worked with the United Nations in Kosovo, Kenya and Senegal. She holds a master’s degree in International Community Economic and Development from New Hampshire College in Manchester, N.H. She is fluent in six languages. In 2010, she co-founded REVE Kandale with her husband, Greg Ramm. Colette lives in Bethesda, MD.
GREG RAMM - CO-FOUNDER & BOARD TREASURER
Greg Ramm is Vice President of Humanitarian Response for Save the Children, based in Washington, D.C. He was a Peace Corps volunteer in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, when the country was known as Zaire. Greg taught math and physics at Institut Gufwa-Gubila in Kandale in Bandundu, southwest Congo, from 1981 to 1983. He holds a B.A. in Computer Science from Dartmouth College and speaks French and Kikongo. He lives in Bethesda, MD, with his wife Colette Madishi Ramm.