The BUMI Association, a stepping stone to a new life

Children in the street of Lubumbashi are innumerable: kicked out, accused of witchcraft, abandoned, orphans, children whom the parents have been convicted or died of Aids. Although it is difficult to obtain reliable statistics, we estimate more than 8 million orphans and vulnerable children in DRC (DHS, 2007-unicef), close to 10 thousand in Lubumbashi alone. For a few hundred of them, BUMI Association is a stepping stone towards a new life.