It makes me sick to read these. Apparently the rapes happen despite the presence of UN peace keepers. Read the story here: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/04/world/africa/04congo.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss My heart breaks for these women. I pray for strength for the midwives, for my friends.
My heart broke last night when I read this report: http://www.newsmeat.com/news/meat.php?articleId=82819607&channelId=2951&buyerId=newsmeatcom&buid=3281 It seems the rapes of women, young girls and boys in the Congo by the armies present there are not limited to North Kivu. Uvira, a town in South Kivu was
I was excited to find Georgette on Facebook. There is no electricity or internet in Nayngezi, so she only has access when she travels into Bukavu. But she is on Facebook and you can give her encouragement that way! The easiest way
Flory sent me a link to the new website describing the health work that continues. Check it out: http://www.fochi.org/health/
Tammy and I were very excited to find an email this morning from a friend who had spoken to Georgette. The email we had hoped to use to speak with Georgette did not work properly, so we have only received updates through
I was really curious how the teaching would go, knowing the women who were coming would be from at least three different countries. As it turned out we had women speaking four languages attend, but most of them knew at least Swahili.
One of our saddest realizations was that the clinic, despite its best intentions, could do very little for the people of the community. There is no way to contact the doctors after they leave the clinic for the night, so birth emergencies
Tammy had enough foresight to take photos inside the places we stayed. I thought I would add these shots because they really display the cultural shock that met us on our journey. Do you remember the views from the house we stayed
As promised, I am actually sitting down and going through Tammy’s photos to get them on the Blog. It just happens to be a few months later than I had hoped to have time to complete it. It was strange to sort