DRC: Kinshasa Night Ambulance
33 images Created 25 Jul 2011
In Kinshasa I photographed and filmed a project funded by the UK Charity War Child. They run a drop in centre for homeless girls and a night ambulance that provides outreach work and medical care for children living on the streets. They operate in one of the most deprived areas of Kinshasa called Tshangu. Almost all of the girls who live on the street are engaged in the sex trade as a means of survival. As the ambulance journeyed from one red light site to the next I was quizzed by the ambulance team as to my role and what I was doing there., L'or the team leader had had a tough life and worked her way up to her current position. She asked if the funding for the project was going to end, she said she liked her job and did not want it to end. I said I hoped these pictures would play a small part in keeping the funding coming in.