(8 year old girl) Born in Kabare village. Danila’s father had both legs badly broken in a surprise attack on Lake Tanganyika during the war. He could not walk or find work. His wife left him in the village, as she went from village to village trying to find a cure for an illness that she had.
(8 year old boy) Born in Mutarule village. Eric was very sickly as a child, and was in a prayer room in a neighboring village with his mother when Mutarule was attacked. The same attack that killed Riziki’s mother, also claimed Eric’s father, 3 brothers and sister. Eric and his mother left
9 year old boy) His family just settled in Mutarule, when they were murdered in a night raid. In the middle of the raid, two of the gunmen entered the children’s room where they found the two young boys sleeping, oblivious to what was happening. One of the killers woke up Manu, took his hand
(7 year old girl) Born in Mutarule village. Her father was killed by rebels trying to protect their cattle and family from the regular attacks on their village. With her father gone, out of desperation, her mother left the village to go to Uvira town where she was forced into prostitution to
(9 year old boy) Born in a refugee camp in Tanzania to an unknown father. Dino returned to Congo with his mother and they lived in Muranvia village with his grandfather. His mother re-married, but her husband left her with 4 children including Dino and his 3 brothers. When it became too