In Eastern Congo, The Little Island That Could

In the middle of a lake in the Eastern Democratic Republic, one of the most violent regions on earth, sits a tiny but mighty island called Idjwi. Here, my people have not only lived peacefully, isolated from the bloodshed surrounding them, but are also building a model healthcare system. The Eastern DRC has been ravaged …

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In Africa, Delaying Motherhood Can Mean Escape from Poverty

I come from the slums of Nairobi, where delaying motherhood is not always a choice. I was lucky to have this option, and choosing to hold off on becoming a mother was my way of stepping out of poverty and getting an education. The question of when to have children is a luxury in much …

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