Falling Whistles started with no home, no office and no plan—just $5 and a dream worth our everything. We pulled desks from dumpsters, put them in a garage, and launched a campaign for peace in Congo.

In five years we have built a coalition of 120,000 whistleblowers around the world, including 20 Whistler Societies, and 9 Congolese entrepreneurs living in the war region. Together, we've joined dozens of organizations, politicians and experts to push for solutions and seen unprecedented progress. In 2013, we celebrated the appointments of 2 Special Envoy’s from the US and the UN with mandates to end the war. In 2012, a digital petition pushed to stop the M23 rebel group in its tracks by drying up its primary source of financing. In 2011, Congolese voters were given the power to monitor their own elections with SMS and radio technology.