This is a FREE event with a donation basket at the door.
Doors open at 6:30pm for a community social with beer and wine available for purchase. The presentation will start at 7:00pm.
This Red Barn Event is in partnership with Waste Loop.
Although Democratic Republic of Congo holds some of the richest mineral deposits on the planet, its people live in poverty. Some of these minerals, such as Cobalt, are essential for the making of cell phones, tablets, computers, and the lithium batteries used in electric cars. Around 70% of the world’s cobalt deposits are in DRC Congo. Corrupt officials and tech companies make billions, but the wealth does not trickle down.
The lingering effects of colonization, continuous warfare, and a corrupt government, has left the country in shambles. Half the population is undernourished, and the country’s infrastructure is in ruins. There seems to be little reason for hope, yet the Congolese people maintain a vibrant and resilient culture filled with music. Victor is an example of hope and resiliency. He is dedicated to sowing seeds and growing hope.
Victor Yemba grew up in this broken country in a village called Simi-Simi, near the city of Kinsangani. He began farming with his grandfather at the age of six and began to realize that his family had more to eat than most. Extra children would appear at the campfire each night to eat and listen to his grandfather’s stories.
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