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African Rock Quarry

12 Feb
Roadside gravel pile in Eastern Congo.

Roadside gravel pile in Eastern Congo.

About 9 piles of gravel sit ready for purchase, and atop each one is a man. He has a sack of larger stones he is cracking with a hand-sized boulder.

It is a far cry from the quarry in Kentucky where my high school friend lost her father to a stray rock after a dynamite explosion. In Rwanda is a safer rock, though the gravel maker’s backside might beg to differ.

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Kristin King is an author, publisher and co-founder of the nonprofit Future Hope Africa which is based in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She is from Kentucky (USA) and lives as an expat in Holland.

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Posted by on February 12, 2015 in Christmas in Congo

 

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