In the republic of congo,

54% of children live in extreme poverty. Teens who have lost parents to disease and other factors often indwell the lowest, hardest places in their communities. Facing dire poverty, homelessness, begging, prostitution and death, these children are destitute. But with the help of Mwana, many children now have hope for a bright future.

Mwana impacts the lives of orphaned and vulnerable older children and teens in the community through schooling, pre-professional training and the provision of basic life necessities. Children once living in bare survival mode now can experience dignified self-sufficiency in adulthood.