• natgeo

    @natgeo

    3 weeks ago
  • Photo by @lynseyaddario | Kahindo, 20, sits in her home with her two children born out of rape in North Kivu Province, eastern Congo in April 2008. - “Every child born into a cycle of poverty and violence has the potential to break that cycle. But that will only happen if the world chooses to invest in their lives and their wellbeing. ” – @melindafrenchgates
    National Geographic Photo by @lynseyaddario | Kahindo, 20, sits in her home with her two children born out of rape in North Kivu Province, eastern Congo in April 2008.
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“Every child born into a cycle of poverty and violence has the potential to break that cycle. But that will only happen if the world chooses to invest in their lives and their wellbeing. ” – @melindafrenchgates

    Photo by @lynseyaddario | Kahindo, 20, sits in her home with her two children born out of rape in North Kivu Province, eastern Congo in April 2008.
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    “Every child born into a cycle of poverty and violence has the potential to break that cycle. But that will only happen if the world chooses to invest in their lives and their wellbeing. ” – @melindafrenchgates

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sharondajackson - Sharonda Jackson 3 weeks ago

Wow! We have become so cold when it comes to the suffering and misfortune of others. Anyone of us could have been born in a place like that. I wish it was as easy as “dust yourself off and do something “ shameful 😞

lady_bgm - 3 weeks ago

Feels weird to like this picture when everything about it is the total opposite

eliemaiangowi - eliemaiangowi 3 weeks ago

“She was powerful, not because she wasn’t scared, but because she went on so strongly, despite the fear.” - Atticus

luizabondila - Luiza Bondila 3 weeks ago

This is humanity at its worst. I've read an article about similar things happening to female Rohingya refugees... social workers were preparing for an avalanche of births in the same month.

robbiefnlewis - Robbie Lewis 3 weeks ago

It's the unfortunate luck of the draw. This poor woman and her children were born in such a poor place. It's a shame nobody cares to help people in her situation

bsamah26 - bsamah26 3 weeks ago

Women are amazing humans beings. The strengh this woman has to carry on with her life and take care of her two children, although all the violence she has been put through in suh a young age. This woman is amazing and much more powerful then she can probably realize. I hope for a better world where all our children are safe, still mankind does not seem to appretiate peace.

donna.monagle - Greys N Horses 3 weeks ago

Some of the comments are worse than this situation. It is a very complex problem but a real life situation sadly that will be perpetuated without solution that requires intellect and compassion in concert.

vanessaahamilton - Vanessa Gibbons 3 weeks ago

Hi @melindafrenchgates and @natgeo. I live in Singapore and while we do our little bit to support mothers living in poverty in Phnom Phen, I would like to do more to help women living in these exceptionally challenging circumstances but I am not sure how. There might be more people like me following your shared feed this week. Would it be possible for you to suggest some ways we can help?

neumopedia - KE 3 weeks ago

And with politics about reproduction. If those people keep having all the children nature can give them, no country or social policy can offer them a better life.

maearant - Mae Lee Arant 3 weeks ago

This photograph is spellbindingly haunting yet beautiful; which makes your body ache when you realize the depth of suffering.

mamarayyanzahran - Novi Lestari 3 weeks ago

Seeing her deep gaze, I feel weird..I feel sad😢, in other side, see that she can raising two children...strenght for strong woman!❤❤

aryanour - 3 weeks ago

Terrible. The suffering that these men bring to these women is atrocious. And have to be condemned by Justice as a crime against humanity. Being capable of love after going through this is the real superhuman achievement. All the love to these women ❤