Strong and hardworking Congolese women walk for many miles each day, carrying heavy loads of firewood and minerals on their heads.
Take a look at the pictures. What do you see? Very strong and hardworking Congolese women. They walk for many miles each day, carrying heavy loads of firewood and minerals on their heads.
It is women like them who can change Congo because they are suffering so much. They know what grinding poverty is. They’ve watched their children die. They are the ones who sacrifice for their families. They experience violence and brutality on a daily basis.
Congolese women have tremendous potential. If only they had more political clout. If only they had more say regarding their reproductive health. If only they had more access to education (the literacy rate for Congolese women is about 50% compared to 80% for men).