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We asked to see Jovali’s parents. The dad, Georges Obamza, who weaves straw stools that he sells for $1 each, is unmistakably very poor. He said that the family is eight months behind on its $6-a-month rent and is in danger of being evicted, with nowhere to go.
The Obamzas have no mosquito net, even though they have already lost two of their eight children to malaria. They say they just can’t afford the $6 cost of a net. Nor can they afford the $2.50-a-month tuition for each of their three school-age kids. “It’s hard to get the money to send the kids to school,” Mr. Obamza explained, a bit embarrassed.
But Mr. Obamza and his wife, Valerie, do have cellphones and say they spend a combined $10 a month on call time. In addition, Mr. Obamza goes drinking several times a week at a village bar, spending about $1 an evening on moonshine. By his calculation, that adds up to about $12 a month — almost as much as the family rent and school fees combined.
In theory, public school is free in the Congo Republic. In fact, every single school we visited charges fees.
Originally posted by Sean48
reply to post by brainwrek
So you found a story on ONE guy who is a pizz tank, so ALL of Africa
It's a good thing NOBODY in America abuses the Welfare System
Originally posted by harryhaller
Yeah, no good bum. He just sits on his bum all day making rubbish out of rubbish.
Send me money rather, i'm worth it.
He's not begging, he's looking after his family as best he can. What exactly is your point?
Sure he's no economic genius, but he's just getting by.
Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
They also have a president in South Africa I believe who is a confessed rapist and announced to the world a shower woukd cure AIDS so really how many more excuses do we need to waste on a waste of people?