I love these photos because they are what Congo looks like. They are what Congo feels like. And they are home to the SHONA ladies.
The ladies are doing well in their new country. They are slowly getting back on their feet. But it is never easy. And they think often of their family and friends. They worry for their families, many of whom are in areas that continue to be shaken by fighting. It is hard to keep in touch, with cell phone connections that barely work at best. And they think of all the joyful times. Here are a few...
Generations meet (Mapendo's son with a great grandmother)
Hands raised in celebration! (Solange with her husband)