Reference : V-P-CD-E-02646
Date : 23/08/2019
Caption : Kasaï Province, Mweka territories, city of Kakenge. Through the ICRC's financial assistance programme, this woman has been able to support her daughter's and granddaughter's medical needs.
Photographer : LUMINGU, Carol
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : This woman preferred to direct the money she received primarily towards the medical care of her daughter who, successively, suffered from trypanosomiasis and malaria. 67 years old and in the absence of her husband who died during the violence, she has become weak. He daughter is very supportive. "I have only her to help me" she says. A grandmother, she also helps prepare the start of the school year for her grandchildren, including her granddaughter, pictured. She also bought a suitcase to keep what she considers precious. "To escape the violence, we packed our belongings with the mosquito net. It was a disgrace!" she explains. She also sells salt and sugar to have a minimum amount of money to prepare the daily meal.
ICRC website, article, 12.09.2019 "Land disputes sparked deadly clashes in 2018 between ethnic groups in Kakenge, which lies in the Kasaï region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Large numbers of people fled into the bush, leaving everything behind. When they returned, many had to rebuild their homes and their lives. Their needs varied widely, so the ICRC made cash payments to alsmost 10,000 families who were suffering the effects of the violence. This allowed them to decide for themselves how to deal with the crisis".
Resolution : 5184x3456
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour