Empowering Women in the Democratic Republic of Congo

As a part of the Women For Women program in the DR Congo, this lady has been able to purchase and develop her own plot of land to grow vegetablesto sell and help create a positive future for herself and her family. I love this country and it is awesome to see the positive impact…

Congolese Adventures – Three Years On

  I have a Focus Congo calendar hanging on the wall in our hallway. This month is the picture above of Ombeni from my first trip to the DR Congo back in 2014. I was travelling around the Bukavu area with @pappyorion and Ombeni had come to our place to meet up with Pappy. I…

Women in the DRC

I took this image while on assignment working with Women for Women in the DRC and witnessing the great programs they are running. I love what they are doing to help empower women and bring positive change to the DRC. Proud to have the opportunity to photograph these women! #ryancarterimages #Repost @womenforwomen ・・・ Happy #FridayFeeling!…

Life in the DR Congo

I first visited Chahi Hospital back in 2014. Located in a poor and dangerous region of Bukavu in the DR Congo, the need for quality health care is tremendous. My first impressions of this hospital were of a small, and somewhat dirty facility where over worked staff battled over crowding, lack of basic essentials such…

Chahi Hospital in Bukavu DRC

I was with @orionpappyin the DR Congo and as we were being shown around Chahi Hospital, this boy was undergoing minor surgery. Chahi Hospital has undergone many changes and improvements over the last few years since I first visited in 2014, mostly due to the hard work and fundraising of #focuscongo. New equipment, surgery, training, and staff…

Photography in The Democratic Republic of Congo.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo, sometimes referred to as DR Congo or the DRC, is a country located in central Africa. It is the second largest country in Africa by area and the eleventh largest in the world. With a population of over 71 million, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the nineteenth most populous nation in the world…