Forced to flee..
There is a common story among many women in East Democratic Republic of Congo. Years of deadly conflict has forced many women to flee their homes - leaving behind all possessions. To stay alive, they grab their children and run.
When you flee with nothing, you need everything to re-establish your life and home. In 2020, communities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo hosted 5.2 million internally displaced people (IDP) - the largest amount in Africa. It is at an IDP camp we meet Asifiwe.
Her story may be common but women like Asifiwe are not.
This is her story, in her own words…