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La vie des enfants dans certains menages du sud -kivu RDCongo

La situation conjoncturelle du moment dont sont victimes certains parents ne donnent plus espoir pour certains qu'ils vivent encore sur cette terre des hommes
Cela s'explique par le fait que certains parents n'ont pas d'activités génératrices de revenus pour subvenir aux besoins quotidiens des enfants à la maison . De ce fait , les parents sont obligés de faire de n'importe quoi pour que les enfants aient ne fus-que rien surtout à manger
Or , vous verrez qu'en moyenne la taille par ménage varie entre 6 et 12 enfants à charge , ces enfants sont obligés de manger , d'étudier , de se faire soigner , de dormir dans les bonnes conditions ou de travailler
Dans la mesure ou les parents sont des locateurs , la situation devient catastrophique
J'avais rencontré une fille assise chez elle sur le mur de fondation , mains sur les joues pleine de regrets
J'ai posé la question à la fille que faites vous la bas la mains sur les joues , elle répond , j'ai fini et je suis graduat de l'institut supérieur de la place , je manque du boulot , je suis la fille ainée de ma maison et j'ai quatre petites sœurs et trois garçons , les enfants garçons passent nuit au salon et les filles toutes quatre dans une petite chambre car notre maison n'a que deux chambres et d'un petit salon et les parents sont de locateurs
Cette fille déclare qu'elle a besoin d’être épousée pour céder place à ses petites sœurs mais ou trouver un mari , elle a besoin de travailler ou trouver du boulot , elle besoin de continuer les études ou trouver l'argent pour payer , son père vient souvent les heures tardives vers 23 heures quand les enfants sont endormis et quitte vers 5heures du matin sans aucune destination pourvue qu'il ne soit vu par les enfants et lui éviter le scandale
La mère sans occupation transporte de charges ou marchandise moyennant un prix dérisoire et rentre le soir trop fatiguée
Quand un de ses enfants tombe malade c'est plus grave et au jour le jour les enfants sont chassés de l'école faute de non payement de la prime aux enseignants . Plus de 85% vivent cette situation dans la ville de Bukavu
Une proposition serait à envisager doter aux opérateurs économiques la possibilité de créer les entreprises en les allégeant les taxes et respecter la gratuité des enfants à l'école primaire Au secours pour les personnes de bonne volonté de venir en aide aux familles démunies dans la province du sud Kivu à Bukavu

English translation by community member kirstenbrittellicson

Children's Lives in Certain Households of Sud-Kivu, RDCongo

The current cyclical situation, that certain parents are the victims of, no longer gives hope, for some, that they still live on this earth of men.

This is explained by the fact that certain parents do not have revenue-generating activities to subsidize the daily needs of the children of the house. As a result, the parents are forced to do whatever is necessary so that the children have something, anything, to eat. However, you will see that on average the size of households varies between 6 and 12 children to take care of, and these children must eat, study, be cared for, sleep in good conditions or work.
To the extent that the parents are landlords, the situation becomes catastrophic.

I met a girl sitting at home on the wall of the foundation, hands on her cheeks full of regret. I asked her what she was doing there, with her hands on her cheeks, and she responded, I finished and I am a graduate of the local institute of higher learning, I don't have any work, I am the oldest girl of the family and I have four little sisters and three boys, the boy children spend the night in the living room and the girls, all four, in a small room because our house only has two rooms and a little living room and the parents are landlords.

This girl is declaring that she needs to be married to make room for her younger sisters, but where to find a husband? She needs to work or find a job. She needs to continue her studies or find the money to pay for them. Her father often comes home late around 11 o'clock when the children are asleep and leaves around 5 o'clock in the morning with no destination so that he is not seen by the children, to avoid a scandal.

The mother, without an occupation, carries loads or merchandise averaging a derisory price and comes home in the evening too tired.

When one of the children is sick it's more serious, and daily the children are chased from school because they haven't paid the bonus for the teachers. More than 85% live this situation in the town of Bukavu.

One proposition to be envisioned is to provide the economic operators with the possibility of creating companies, by lightening their taxes and respecting the fact that school should be free for students in primary school. Help us, please, people of good will; come help impoverished families in the province of Sud Kivu in Bukavu.

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Children's Lives in Certain Households of Sud-Kivu, RDCongo

The current cyclical situation, that certain parents are the victims of, no longer gives hope, for some, that they still live on this earth of men.
This is explained by the fact that certain parents do not have revenue-generating activities to subsidize the daily needs of the children of the house. As a result, the parents are forced to do whatever is necessary so that the children have something, anything, to eat. However, you will see that on average the size of households varies between 6 and 12 children to take care of, and these children must eat, study, be cared for, sleep in good conditions or work.
To the extent that the parents are landlords, the situation becomes catastrophic.
I met a girl sitting at home on the wall of the foundation, hands on her cheeks full of regret. I asked her what she was doing there, with her hands on her cheeks, and she responded, I finished and I am a graduate of the local institute of higher learning, I don't have any work, I am the oldest girl of the family and I have four little sisters and three boys, the boy children spend the night in the living room and the girls, all four, in a small room because our house only has two rooms and a little living room and the parents are landlords.
This girl is declaring that she needs to be married to make room for her younger sisters, but where to find a husband? She needs to work or find a job. She needs to continue her studies or find the money to pay for them. Her father often comes home late around 11 o'clock when the children are asleep and leaves around 5 o'clock in the morning with no destination so that he is not seen by the children, to avoid a scandal.
The mother, without an occupation, carries loads or merchandise averaging a derisory price and comes home in the evening too tired.
When one of the children is sick it's more serious, and daily the children are chased from school because they haven't paid the bonus for the teachers. More than 85% live this situation in the town of Bukavu.
One proposition to be envisioned is to provide the economic operators with the possibility of creating companies, by lightening their taxes and respecting the fact that school should be free for students in primary school. Help us, please, people of good will; come help impoverished families in the province of Sud Kivu in Bukavu.

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Cher Anselme, Merci pour

Cher Anselme,

Merci pour votre évocation de la vie des enfants dans des ménages avec beaucoup d'enfants. Je comprends qu'il n'y a pas assez d'espace, au sein d'un ménage, pour tous ces enfants. Le mariage précoce en semble être une mauvaise conséquence possible. Cela peut empêcher une fille de continuer ses études. En plus, il n'y a pas l'argent pour payer l'école. Vous évoquez aussi une sorte de négligence parentale, même si les parents font de leur mieux pour s'occuper de leurs enfants.

Les études en particulier sont si vitales. Je comprends que cette rencontre avec cette jeune femme vous a marqué tant. J'ai une question: si elle a fait des études à cet institut supérieur, est-ce qu'elle a plus d'options pour sa vie, plus de choix? Pourquoi est-ce qu'elle est si plein de regret? Est-ce parce qu'il n'y a pas assez d'emplois?

J'ai une autre question: pourquoi certains pères ne veulent-ils pas être vus par leurs enfants le matin?

Amicalement,
Kirsten (traductrice français->anglais)

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