What little news comes out of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) tends to be very negative, creating a distorted view of the country and its people and environment. Such negative reporting overlooks the inspiring work that is being done by people on the ground. One such example is found in Bukavu, Eastern Congo, where the Pole Pole Foundation (POPOF) is based.

POPOF works on the long-term conservation of the nearby Kahuzi-Biéga National Park (KBNP) – home to one of the last groups of Eastern Lowland Gorillas – and the sustainable development of the surrounding local communities.

POPOF was ...


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