Streets of Congo

Feb 18, 2017 | Africa, Congo DR, Destinations, Lightbox

An attempt to record contemporary life in Kivu, the eastern province of the Democratic Republic of Congo. While visiting Goma and Bukavu, most of the pictures were shot from a vehicle. DRC is one of the poorest nations in the world, practically a failed state, with mineral reserves that amount to $23 billion.

 

Life in Goma
Life in Goma

A family dressed in their Sunday clothes, in the poor neighborhood overlooking the port of Goma.

Orange Lady
Orange Lady

A congolese lady carrying loafs of bread. Women work hard in Cpngo, like in the rest of Africa.

Dabord le Bebe
Dabord le Bebe

Three girls playing on a Sunday afternoon.

Tin Scrap
Tin Scrap

Carrying tin scrap with a tsukudu.

MONUSCO
MONUSCO

A kid stiing in front of the entrance of the United Nations Organization Stablilization Mission.

Life in Goma
Life in Goma

Sunday afternoon in Goma.

Motorcycle Taxi
Motorcycle Taxi

A motorcycle taxi, the most common way of public transportation in Goma.

Tsukudu
Tsukudu

A man pushing a loaded tsukudu on one of the few paved streets.

Two Ladies
Two Ladies

Two Congolese ladies chatting on Sunday afternoon.

Yellow Raincoat
Yellow Raincoat

A man and his tsukudu, under the morning rain in Goma.

Loaded
Loaded

A truck loaded with goods and people, heading to Goma.

Students
Students

Three girls returning from school.

Tsukudu
Tsukudu

A tsukudu loaded with wood.

Afternoon Walk
Afternoon Walk

a local couple walking the streets of Goma on Sunday.

Umbrella
Umbrella

A young lady and her umbrella in Goma.

Rambo 4
Rambo 4

A typical movie theater in this part of the world.

Kids
Kids

Kids playing in front of motrocycle repair shop near Goma.

Killing Time
Killing Time

People sitting outside their home, a typical scene in Congo.

Cine
Cine

A movie theater for the entairtainment of the village youth, near Goma.

Family Load
Family Load

A woman carrying her baby, a frequent scene in Bukavu.

Congolese Family
Congolese Family

A lady with her grand children in a village near Bukavu.

Young Ladies
Young Ladies

Ladies walking in a village near Bukavu in Congo.

Where is Mama?
Where is Mama?

A young girl looking for her mother in the outskirts of Bukavu.

On Lake Kivu
On Lake Kivu

People going on their daily tasks by the lake in Goma.

Lake Kivu
Lake Kivu

Lake Kivu in the morning, in Goma.

Goma

Bukavu