PhotoVoice is a participatory, qualitative tool that enables participants to use disposal cameras to photograph their everyday lives and capture their ‘voice’ through the photos they take.
Reminds me of a lake that was where I lived in KINDU… reminds me of our agricultural products and water was helping us in agricultural work. There is also water here in Lubumbashi and it is helping us in many ways.
I used to get visitors [in KINDU], some of whom we did not know where they came from. They could ask for accommodation, they slept and ate free of charge. But here in Lubumbashi it is hard to get someone to give you even free water, or greet you, it is hard. This is a hotel, someone comes to you for accommodation and you tell them that there isn’t any… then they go to a hotel.
In Lubumbashi here there are many people who fled conflict in the East: you have people from Bukavu, Goma who fled the war. But when they are here, locals don’t like them, they are discriminated. Locals are very tribal.