TSHIKAPA, Democratic Republic of Congo — Four women laughed as they filled a water trough for their pigs — animals that hold the promise of income. Their laughter stood in contrast to their experiences, just two and three years ago, when they fled their villages in the Kasai region to avoid being killed.
Linda Espenshade is Mennonite Central Committee U.S. news coordinator.
Mennonite Central Committee’s mobile meat-canning season — the fall-to-spring activity where 30,000 volunteers help to preserve meat in cans for people in crisis around the world — has begun. This year, though, the program is having difficulty because the canning crew is only half full.