Je suis la presidente du marche de la commune urbaine de BAGIRA ,dans notre marche ,les mamans font les travaux d'assainissement deux fois par semaine,elles balayent ,debouchent les canivaux,sarcler autour des hangars..Notre ville n'a pas de depotoir publique ,ce sont les membres du comite qui se debrouillent pour l'evacuation des dechets .encherchant de partenariat avec desONG qui s'occupent d'assainissemet ex; la CROIX ROUGE qui s'etait donnee un jour le courage .parfois meme nous negocions les cutivateurs pendant la saison seche de venir prendre ces dechets .Parfois nous manquons le moyen de transport ,mais le service de l'environnement ne s'interessent a la proprete de la commune ,on trouve tout au long de routes,des marches pirates,partout des marchidises et nos font semblantde diriger.Personne ne s'en occupent ,il extite meme qui se sacrifient pour balayer devant la maison communal alors qu'il ya les autorites qui passe par la''.Ntre marche est compose de 80 pour de femmes.

English translation by PulseWire member Aurore

I am the President of the urban community market in Bagira. In our market, mums clean twice a week, sweeping, unblocking the gutter, hoeing around the warehouses...Our city does not provide any public dump, so our Committee members have to manage waste disposal on their own. For example, they build partnerships with NGOs dealing with this issue, such as the Red Cross who once had the courage to step in. We sometimes negotiate with peasants so that they can take care of our waste during the dry season. We need a transportation system, but the city department in charge with environmental matters is not interested in getting the city clean. You can find waste all along the roads and the pirat markets. Goods are lying around everywhere without any monitoring. Nobody takes care of this, and women sacrifice themselves. Some even clean in front of the city hall while authorities pass by and ignore them. Our market consists of 80% women.

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Bonjour Nabintu, vous faites un travail formidable au sein de cette ville. Bravo pour la détermination de votre équipe à résoudre ces problèmes malgré l'attitude des autorités. N'hésitez pas à partager plus sur ce sujet ; il permet aux membres World Pulse de mieux comprendre la situation au Congo ! Respectueusement, Aurore

I am the President of the urban community market in Bagira. In our market, mums clean twice a week, sweeping, unblocking the gutter, hoeing around the warehouses...Our city does not provide any public dump, so our Committee members have to manage waste disposal on their own. For example, they build partnerships with NGOs dealing with this issue, such as the Red Cross who once had the courage to step in. We sometimes negotiate with peasants so that they can take care of our waste during the dry season. We need a transportation system, but the city department in charge with environmental matters is not interested in getting the city clean. You can find waste all along the roads and the pirat markets. Goods are lying around everywhere without any monitoring. Nobody takes care of this, and women sacrifice themselves. Some even clean in front of the city hall while authorities pass by and ignore them. Our market consists of 80% women.

(This is an English translation of the blog post)

i think progress happens only because people like you exist and work for the benefit of our society! it is certainly not easy to do something that a lot of other people don't care about (like those from city council) but you and your colleagues are setting an example for others and because of you we have the hope that some day things would get changed!!! i wish you inspiration and strength for the struggle with human's indifference and for protecting environment!

I know you are facing a lot and having many difficulties as you mentioned. But your effort to share your problem through this great place,one day will surely turn out to be success.You are now our inspiration...and I hope everything will be alright soon..