River of Life – Congo Odyssey

The nearly 3,000-mile Congo River is the backbone of one of Africa’s poorest and most conflict-ridden countries. It supplies food and livelihood for the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the way of life along the water route in many ways mirrors Congo’s checkered fortunes.

USA’s National Public Radio is doing a series this week on the Congo River, worth viewing to see how villages like Lotumbe fare. The remote riverside community of Lotumbe is where HandUp Congo’s partner NGO, “FLO” is based and is also home to more than 12 higher education students attending our other partner organization in Kinshasa, Université Protestante au Congo. In 5 parts, with script.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129176374&jump=3