Kimbanseke, Congo

 

In Kimbanseke, a suburb of Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. ChildRight supports young girls between 13 and 17 years old. Most of them are young single mothers.

 

The biggest problems for the population are: malnutrition, unemployment, lack of infrastructure, poverty, surge in the number of alphabetics and prostitution, lack of drinking water and electricity. The young unmarried mothers get the chance to follow an education at the  vocational school in the center. This will enable them to provide for both their own and their child's livelihood by working as, for example,  a self-employed hairdresser or dressmaker.  As skilled labour they will not be dependent anymore by making money in the
prostitution.

 

Besides the education they learn how to do their own financial administration when they are going to work independently in the future. A special course is made available for the minor single mothers, who are also
illiterate.

 

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