Masina Orphanage Photos

The mural on the orphanage wall.

The mural continued - concluding with "Stop violence!"

The chronic insecurity in Kinshasa means that even orphans must be kept behind high walls

The "kitchen" consists of a standpipe in the open, with no drainage.

Lunchtime means a lot of "fufu" - a solid staple made of a mixture of manioc and maize flour and not much else.

In the dormitories there are maybe eight children to one level of one bed.

The beds and mattresses are not in good shape.

The Masina market around the corner from the orphanage - there are no waste collection services in Kinshasa.