"...I wonder why in an area where gold, coltan and other precious minerals are exploited, the population is living in such critical poverty situation? ...
Assisting communities affected by war in Bukavu, Congo, Africa
st. joseph house
A shelter home for young women who have became victims of war through rape and their babies.
FATHER DONATO LWIYANDO
Each year many people volunteer to make the difference in the lives of these women. Contact us today and find out how to become one of our assistants.
OUR MAIN OBJECTIVE
Rescuing the girls from situations where they are being sexually exploited, providing a stable environment, psycological follow-up and vocational training to prepare them for the future as well as providing social reintegration after three years.
Hope of St. Joseph
The mines in the Congo are totally controlled, through armed gangs, by corporations who only seek economic benefits. The rape of women and girls has been used as a weapon of war and terror. The military has raped many Congolese women. To escape this situation, many girls have gone to the city where they have fallen into prostitution nets and are sexually exploited...
We welcome these marginalized women into the St. Joseph's Shelter and try to restore hope for them"