Africa, DRC, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Goma, Lake Kivu, Global Fund for Women project. PAIF organization safe house shelter for women in Mugunga. The land was bought with GFW grant. Tumaini Gentile, (20 years). I was 15 years old and out collecting firewood when a DRC government soldier raped me. Now that child is four years old. Two years ago someone else abused me and that resulted in another baby. Here I’m learning sewing and, it’s good way to support myself as well as watch my children. I received a sewing machine from the GFW grant to work on at home and will buy the locally made base for $30. I can make 4 uniforms in two days and earn $3-5 each. Even my brothers are learning from me. Marie Barakomerwa, PAIF sewing teacher.

Fighting Gender Based violence in the Congo

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Africa, DRC, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Goma, Lake Kivu, Global Fund for Women project. PAIF organization safe house shelter for women in Mugunga. The land was bought with GFW grant. Tumaini Gentile, (20 years). I was 15 years old and out collecting firewood when a DRC government soldier raped me. Now that child is four years old. Two years ago someone else abused me and that resulted in another baby. Here I’m learning sewing and, it’s good way to support myself as well as...
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  • Date: 3 Oct 2014
  • Location: Goma Lake Kivu Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Filename: AWright_DRC_10472.JPG
  • Image size: 7360x4912 pixels