"My happiest moments were when my mom was still alive." "What’s your fondest memory of your mother?" "One time when I was six years old, we went to pick up my father at the airport.
"What’s your favorite thing about your brother?" "He does all the work." (Limuru, Kenya)
"I was about to leave for work the other day, so I stopped in her room to wake her up. And the first thing she said was: ‘Dad, I need a surprise.’ I said: ‘You need a what?
"When we graduate, my friend and I want to start an organization to teach people in rural areas how to read.
"What’s your biggest dream?" "To be the mother of a doctor, the mother of a minister, and the mother of an engineer." (Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)
"It’s always been my dream to have a successful business. I’d like one day to open more stores, and maybe even expand into the provinces.
"I’m embarrassed to say this, but I’ll say it. I’ve had a really hard time finding work, so I’ve been living with my grandmother.
"It’s very difficult to get a job on the basis of your education. All the people who have jobs to give, give it to their family.
"I want to discover the cure for Ebola." (Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)
"There is a stigma in this country around women with jobs. So I want to start an organization that provides girls in the Congo with examples of women around the world who have balanced family and career.
"What’s the score?" "2 - 0" "Who scored the goals?" "I scored them both." (Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)
"The youngest one is the most courageous. If somebody is picking on her sister in Sunday school, she’ll go after them!
"I’m studying law. My dream is to be a judge one day. Too many people in this country are only in prison because they were too poor to defend themselves.
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"We don’t like pictures like this. It is not good to deduce an entire country to the image of a person reaching out for food.
"I’m studying to be a civil engineer. Congo needs everything: bridges, roads, buildings, wells. The country is like a workshop." (Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)
"Too many questions." (Kasangulu, Democratic Republic of Congo)
"When I was thirteen years old, government troops passed through our town when they were fleeing the rebels.
"What is your biggest dream?" "To have my own house. With two stories." (Kasangulu, Democratic Republic of Congo)
"I’ve had to run from war twice. Both times I left good jobs behind, and it was very painful. The second time was the worst.