Burial at a private cemetery is cost prohibitive for most residents of Kisangani, DRC’s third-largest city. But a new trend of illegal, overnight building is desecrating graves at the city’s public cemetery, where burial costs just $20.
The cost of a unit of blood in DRC could soon top $100, if people don’t begin donating regularly, health officials warn. One woman formed an organization to urge women in particular to give blood to help replenish local blood banks.
In Kirumba, a village in DRC's North Kivu province, banana bacterial wilt (BBW) is currently ravaging banana plantations, striking a devastating blow for local populations as they’re losing bananas they rely on not only to make a locally-cherished style of brew known as Kasiksi.
In Kisangani, DRC’s third-largest city, a local carpenter has taken on a new task — creating new, cost-effective cook stoves to help preserve the Ituri forest that surrounds the city. Powered by batteries that cost just 32 cents for a pair, customers say the stoves are saving them money too.
Pig farming is challenging, and in the city of Kisangani, few have been willing to make the effort required to breed healthy pigs and satisfy their voracious appetites. But one woman is working to cultivate a new industry to prevent the spread of ebola in DRC’s third-largest urbanized city.