F is for Flowers in Congo

07 Apr

photo-11(A to Z Blogs April 2015 – Back to Africa)

Flowering bushes taller than the houses tower beside the road we walk to church. When the genocide in Rwanda spilled across the border in the mid 90’s, people fled. The flowers remained, clung to life, grow to monument proportions declaring, “Beauty remains!”photo-12



photo-10 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


Posted by on April 7, 2015 in A to Z Blog, East Congo, Travel


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2 responses to “F is for Flowers in Congo

  1. Wendy

    April 7, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    There’s a powerful message in the fact that the flowers remained.
    ~Visiting from AtoZ

  2. Rosie Amber

    April 7, 2015 at 9:45 am

    Lovely vibrant colours.


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