Erica Mashe
3 months


What shocking thing did you learn today?

You see on these picture above, you can see two people sitting on a bike. It may look normal for some at first sight. But in fact, both of those sitting behind the rider are no longer alive: they are dead bodies.

I thought I know and was aware enough about the worst of poverty. But I recently came accross how deceased people are taken from villages to the morgue in some remote areas of D. R. Congo. As they cannot afford to rent a hearse to take the body (the morgue being located very far from the village), people decide to wrap it with fabrics then they seat it behind a rider, so the rider take it to the morgue to get it stored there. This trip can last 10 hours in some cases if the village is very far from the city.
Erica Mashe