Daily life in the marketplace of Mudaka, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.  10.13.2017
       
     
 Bukavu, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. 10.14.2017
       
     
 Panzi area, Bukavu, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo  10.20.2017
       
     
 Congolese women load sacks full of dried soya beans in a market outside of Bukavu, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.  10.13.2017
       
     
 Daily life in the marketplace of Mudaka, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.  10.13.2017
       
     
 It is estimated that half of the population of Congo lacks access to clean, safe drinking water. An initiative of the American Refugee Committee, Asili is a social enterprise providing access to healthcare, micro financing and access to clean water in parts of the country where people once walked for miles to gather what was often contaminated water.  Now, patrons pay a nominal fee ($.006) to fill a jerry can of water at a clean water kiosk; though the concept of paying for water is relatively new, attitudes are slowly changing as individuals become personally invested in the Asili model, willing and proud to pay for value and for a system that is creating a better future for Congo. 10.14.2017
       
     
 Bukavu street scene 10.14.2017
       
     
 Pharmacies in Congo are notorious for their inconsistent supplies, outdated medication and lack of transparency re: pricing. 10.12.2017
       
     
 Daily life in Bukavu, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo 10.16.2017
       
     
 In Mudaka, outside of the city of Bukavu, women barter over the price of potatoes during one of two primary market days held each week. 10.22.2017
       
     
 Men hoist water pipeline on to a truck in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The pipeline is part of a 30km system that carries fresh, filtered mountain water to Bukavu and outlying, rural areas. 10.22.2017
       
     
 Men carry lengths of water pipeline that will become part of a 30km system that carries fresh, filtered mountain water to Bukavu and outlying, rural areas. 10.22.2017
       
     
 The school days end for children in the village of Cirunga , Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. According to USAID, Congo's education system is plagued by low attendance and poor quality of education. It is estimated that 3.5 million children of primary school age are not in school, and of those who do attend, 44 percent start school late. 10.14.2017
       
     
 Mama Salome demonstrates hand washing before a crowd of  300 school children in the Karambi area of Bukavu Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. In 2008 international aid agencies named October 15th a day to celebrate hand-washing and its health benefits. Lack of access to water, and especially clean water, is seen as the primary reason that many in the country do not regularly wash their hands.  10.15.2017
       
     
 Cirunga, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo 10.15.2017
       
     
 Mudaka, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo 10.15.2017
       
     
 Karambi, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo  10.15.2017
       
     
 In recognition and in celebration of international hand-washing day Asili, an initiative of the American Refugee Committee, hosted an education session in Karambi, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Led by Mama Salome, over 300 young students were taught proper hand washing technique, the importance of clean hands and each student was given a gift of soap.  In a country where lack of access to clean water causes disease, conflict, and death and where an estimated 40 million people still do not have access to clean water Asili is working to improve availability of clean water and to teach the importance of good, consistent hygiene practices. 10.15.2017
       
     
 Following an lesson on the importance of hand-washing, Mama Salome distributes an instruction booklet detailing hand-washing essentials and a bar of soap. 10.15.2017
       
     
 Young students wait for a hand-washing lesson to begin in Karambi, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.  10.21.2017
       
     
 Primary age students line up prior to attending a hand-washing lesson. In a part of the world where disease caused by unclean water is a primary cause of death, education is key to creating sustainable change. 10.15.2017
       
     
 The future of Congo.  10.17.2017
       
     
 Daily life in the marketplace of Mudaka, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.  10.13.2017
       
     

Daily life in the marketplace of Mudaka, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
10.13.2017

 Bukavu, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. 10.14.2017
       
     

Bukavu, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
10.14.2017

 Panzi area, Bukavu, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo  10.20.2017
       
     

Panzi area, Bukavu, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo
10.20.2017

 Congolese women load sacks full of dried soya beans in a market outside of Bukavu, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.  10.13.2017
       
     

Congolese women load sacks full of dried soya beans in a market outside of Bukavu, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
10.13.2017

 Daily life in the marketplace of Mudaka, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.  10.13.2017
       
     

Daily life in the marketplace of Mudaka, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
10.13.2017

 It is estimated that half of the population of Congo lacks access to clean, safe drinking water. An initiative of the American Refugee Committee, Asili is a social enterprise providing access to healthcare, micro financing and access to clean water in parts of the country where people once walked for miles to gather what was often contaminated water.  Now, patrons pay a nominal fee ($.006) to fill a jerry can of water at a clean water kiosk; though the concept of paying for water is relatively new, attitudes are slowly changing as individuals become personally invested in the Asili model, willing and proud to pay for value and for a system that is creating a better future for Congo. 10.14.2017
       
     

It is estimated that half of the population of Congo lacks access to clean, safe drinking water. An initiative of the American Refugee Committee, Asili is a social enterprise providing access to healthcare, micro financing and access to clean water in parts of the country where people once walked for miles to gather what was often contaminated water. Now, patrons pay a nominal fee ($.006) to fill a jerry can of water at a clean water kiosk; though the concept of paying for water is relatively new, attitudes are slowly changing as individuals become personally invested in the Asili model, willing and proud to pay for value and for a system that is creating a better future for Congo.
10.14.2017

 Bukavu street scene 10.14.2017
       
     

Bukavu street scene
10.14.2017

 Pharmacies in Congo are notorious for their inconsistent supplies, outdated medication and lack of transparency re: pricing. 10.12.2017
       
     

Pharmacies in Congo are notorious for their inconsistent supplies, outdated medication and lack of transparency re: pricing.
10.12.2017

 Daily life in Bukavu, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo 10.16.2017
       
     

Daily life in Bukavu, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo
10.16.2017

 In Mudaka, outside of the city of Bukavu, women barter over the price of potatoes during one of two primary market days held each week. 10.22.2017
       
     

In Mudaka, outside of the city of Bukavu, women barter over the price of potatoes during one of two primary market days held each week.
10.22.2017

 Men hoist water pipeline on to a truck in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The pipeline is part of a 30km system that carries fresh, filtered mountain water to Bukavu and outlying, rural areas. 10.22.2017
       
     

Men hoist water pipeline on to a truck in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The pipeline is part of a 30km system that carries fresh, filtered mountain water to Bukavu and outlying, rural areas.
10.22.2017

 Men carry lengths of water pipeline that will become part of a 30km system that carries fresh, filtered mountain water to Bukavu and outlying, rural areas. 10.22.2017
       
     

Men carry lengths of water pipeline that will become part of a 30km system that carries fresh, filtered mountain water to Bukavu and outlying, rural areas.
10.22.2017

 The school days end for children in the village of Cirunga , Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. According to USAID, Congo's education system is plagued by low attendance and poor quality of education. It is estimated that 3.5 million children of primary school age are not in school, and of those who do attend, 44 percent start school late. 10.14.2017
       
     

The school days end for children in the village of Cirunga , Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. According to USAID, Congo's education system is plagued by low attendance and poor quality of education. It is estimated that 3.5 million children of primary school age are not in school, and of those who do attend, 44 percent start school late.
10.14.2017

 Mama Salome demonstrates hand washing before a crowd of  300 school children in the Karambi area of Bukavu Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. In 2008 international aid agencies named October 15th a day to celebrate hand-washing and its health benefits. Lack of access to water, and especially clean water, is seen as the primary reason that many in the country do not regularly wash their hands.  10.15.2017
       
     

Mama Salome demonstrates hand washing before a crowd of 300 school children in the Karambi area of Bukavu Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. In 2008 international aid agencies named October 15th a day to celebrate hand-washing and its health benefits. Lack of access to water, and especially clean water, is seen as the primary reason that many in the country do not regularly wash their hands.
10.15.2017

 Cirunga, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo 10.15.2017
       
     

Cirunga, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo
10.15.2017

 Mudaka, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo 10.15.2017
       
     

Mudaka, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo
10.15.2017

 Karambi, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo  10.15.2017
       
     

Karambi, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo
10.15.2017

 In recognition and in celebration of international hand-washing day Asili, an initiative of the American Refugee Committee, hosted an education session in Karambi, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Led by Mama Salome, over 300 young students were taught proper hand washing technique, the importance of clean hands and each student was given a gift of soap.  In a country where lack of access to clean water causes disease, conflict, and death and where an estimated 40 million people still do not have access to clean water Asili is working to improve availability of clean water and to teach the importance of good, consistent hygiene practices. 10.15.2017
       
     

In recognition and in celebration of international hand-washing day Asili, an initiative of the American Refugee Committee, hosted an education session in Karambi, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Led by Mama Salome, over 300 young students were taught proper hand washing technique, the importance of clean hands and each student was given a gift of soap.

In a country where lack of access to clean water causes disease, conflict, and death and where an estimated 40 million people still do not have access to clean water Asili is working to improve availability of clean water and to teach the importance of good, consistent hygiene practices.
10.15.2017

 Following an lesson on the importance of hand-washing, Mama Salome distributes an instruction booklet detailing hand-washing essentials and a bar of soap. 10.15.2017
       
     

Following an lesson on the importance of hand-washing, Mama Salome distributes an instruction booklet detailing hand-washing essentials and a bar of soap.
10.15.2017

 Young students wait for a hand-washing lesson to begin in Karambi, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.  10.21.2017
       
     

Young students wait for a hand-washing lesson to begin in Karambi, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
10.21.2017

 Primary age students line up prior to attending a hand-washing lesson. In a part of the world where disease caused by unclean water is a primary cause of death, education is key to creating sustainable change. 10.15.2017
       
     

Primary age students line up prior to attending a hand-washing lesson. In a part of the world where disease caused by unclean water is a primary cause of death, education is key to creating sustainable change.
10.15.2017

 The future of Congo.  10.17.2017
       
     

The future of Congo.
10.17.2017