encounter with incredible children who live in exteme poverty

esther atosha
Posted April 5, 2019 from Democratic Republic of the Congo

There is one of my high school teachers who once told me that life is an exam. I did not know what it meant until I met those kinds of people you see in image. In an exam, there are those who answer all questions and others who miss even one answer. And in life it's the same: - while some people want to replace their i phone 7 by i phone 8, want to have high fashion clothes others dream to have just a TV set and acloth to cover their body, - while some people get lambouginis, hamer, Ferrari, private jet trips, other people dream of having just a house where to spend the night - while some people party 7 days of the week, others die with famine. The difference between the exam and life is that failling or succeding are optional, there are those who opt for failure and others who opt for success. In life, this is not always the case, most of those who are poor do not choose this option. it has been imposed, there may be those people who have chosen to ruin their lives, yes I do not protest but this number is very minimal. and the worst is that some people get rich at the expense of others. Believe me, many who are poor have not opted for this option. I know what I am telling you because I myself belong to this category - I know what it is not to go to school for lack of financial means - I know what it is to lose your loved one's lack of medical care, - I know what it is to spend a night under the stars - I know what it is to be used for granted .myself was manipulated. people used my projects  and got millions of dollars while I was looking for just a scholarship.

And the big problem is that people living in extreme poverty do not denounce this manipulation they suffer for ,fear of losing their lives.  for me, If I have to lose my life so that those who come after me live in equity and equality then it is worth it.

Dr. Denis Mukwege chose to live in the suburbs of Panzi to defend the women who suffer the rapes in  DRC . That's to be a human. To be a human is not to have a heart that beats, animals also have a heart that beats. To be a human is not to have a nose, two ears, ... there are animals similar to human beings. TO BE A HUMAN IS TO BE DISTURBED BY OTHERS'S PROBLEMS.

There are exams where all students get at least the average .  that's what I want. Everyone can never be rich but everyone can at least have a minimum of subsistence.

#esther atosha #umoja fondation#I STAND WITH ORPHANS AND POORS

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Jill Langhus
Apr 05
Apr 05

Hi Esther,

Thanks for sharing your sad story. I hear you, but I do hope you're not saying that have money are successful and/or happy because that isn't true. I don't know very many people that this is the case. In fact, the people that I personally know of that are poor, or what I consider "comfortable," are the rich and successful ones; the ones that have figured out personal fulfillment, joy and peace. Poverty, on the other hand, is a whole different thing. No one should have to struggle that much in life and it's truly unfortunate.

Hope you're safe and well:-)

esther atosha
Apr 06
Apr 06

Hello Jill,
You're right!
I just show my indignation at those people who get rich at the expense of others.
these children come where minerals are extracted in Drc .the place where the smartphones we use come from but see their health and how the look !

Yes am safe dear ,i Hope you too!

Jill Langhus
Apr 07
Apr 07

Hello Dear:-)

Yes, I hear you. Oh, yes, on the harmful mining. Horrible. You would think someone could invent a better solution for those harmful batteries, but if people are willing to do it, and there is a demand...hmm:-(

Good to hear. Yes, thank you:-)

Hope you have a good week.

esther atosha
Apr 08
Apr 08

Si sad!
Thank you ,Hope you too

Jill Langhus
Apr 08
Apr 08

You're welcome:-) Thanks, dear!

Tamarack Verrall
Apr 07
Apr 07

Hi Esther,
Your message gets to the real base of the problem. I agree with you. We're in a global economy that is built on keeping people very rich and very poor, with an obscene lifestyle for some, and extreme poverty for most. I agree too that it is dangerous and for many reasons impossible for people living in poverty to denounce this system. I hope that as a global community we can make ending poverty our priority along with ending violence. Keeping the world economy as it is, is another form of violence. To make it a priority for each of us to look deeply at what we can do, is the direction I hope more and more will take. "TO BE A HUMAN IS TO BE DISTURBED BY OTHERS'S PROBLEMS". Thank you for that important message.

esther atosha
Apr 08
Apr 08

Hello verrall,
I agree with you, we must really fight against poverty because it is the basis of several violence!
Thank you for your contribution !

Nabila Abbas
Sep 20
Sep 20

Thanks for sharing such a powerful voice

Anita Shrestha
Oct 05
Oct 05

Great work