Reportage: DR Congo: Democratic Republic of Congo

Solange is homeless. She lives at the decaying Tata Raphael Stadium (where the famous 1974 Mohammed Ali - George Forman {quote}Rumble In The Jungle{quote} fight took place) with some 70 other homeless youths. The boys work at odd jobs during the day and the girls work as prostitutes for between $5 and $15 per customer in order to survive. There are an estimated 30,000 children living in the streets of Kinshasa. Years of dictatorship and conflict have destroyed the social fabric of the country.Kinshasa, DR Congo.Photo © J.B. Russell
Democratic Republic of Congo, June 2006

Solange is homeless. She lives at the decaying Tata Raphael Stadium (where the famous 1974 Mohammed Ali - George Forman "Rumble In The Jungle" fight took place) with some 70 other homeless youths. The boys work at odd jobs during the day and the girls work as prostitutes for between $5 and $15 per customer in order to survive. There are an estimated 30,000 children living in the streets of Kinshasa. Years of dictatorship and conflict have destroyed the social fabric of the country. 

Kinshasa, DR Congo. 

Photo © J.B. Russell