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Although the eastern part of her country is engulfed in civil war, Francine Atosha Mbusa lives, works and takes empowering action in exactly that region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).Â Â The government of the DRC was a strong supporter of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
However, local organizations like â€œCongo Handicapâ€ are often the only protection for disabled people in the area. Violence rages around them as â€œCongo Handicapâ€ gathers statistics, leads workshops, distributes supplies and supports individual rights.
Learn more as we interview Francine Atosha Mbusa, coordinator of â€œCongo Handicap.â€Â Leroy T. Moore Jr, the founder of Krip Hop Nation, is also on hand with an update on his work in Africa.
You can reach Francine Atosha Mbusa at firstname.lastname@example.org.Â Â The best way to understand the day-to-day work of Congo Handicap is to follow Francine Atosha Mbusa on facebook.
Producer, Host, Editor: Adrienne Lauby
Interpreter: Joseph Mutti
Co-Editor: Sheela Gunn Cushman