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View from the rural town of Masi Manimba, DRC | by DFID - UK Department for International Development
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View from the rural town of Masi Manimba, DRC

A view over the foothills of Bandundu Province, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, from the rural town of Masi Manimba, some 250 miles from Kinshasa. Although it looks beautiful, like much of DRC, Masi Manimba is a remote, poor, rural area. Despite having very fertile land, agricultural food production is limited, and acute malnutrition is a major public health issue across the country.




UK aid supported the NGO Action Against Hunger to provide an emergency nutrition response in Masi Manimba in 2010. Since then, the community has taken some of the ideas that Action Against Hunger brought to them, and organised itself to tackle malnutrition from the ground up - by forming its own co-operative farms and self-support groups.


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Picture: Russell Watkins/Department for International Development


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Taken on June 20, 2012