Street Children in D.R.Congo

2012-10-17-15.09.56sThere is an estimated 250,000 children living on the streets in D.R.Congo.  These children are on the streets as a result of poverty, a death of one or both parents often as a result of malaria or HIV/AIDS,  accusations of witchcraft, parental separation and extended family being unable to provide support. These are some of the most vulnerable children having little if any adult support and guidance, though they tend to gather in small groups offering one another support and a sense of community while surviving in extremely precarious conditions.