I started my life differently to that of my eight brothers and sisters.
They were all born in the hospital with the help of doctors and nurses. However, against all odds, my mother gave birth to me at home in the bathroom by herself, during the war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
I was raised by both my parents in a family of nine children, six girls and three boys. We shared good moments, dreams and developed a special family bond.
Then, in a blink of an eye, everything was shattered.
"When the civil war broke out again, my
family split up for the first time."
Dad went away for his safety, and mum, by herself, had to be the breadwinner for nine children. My mother is an incredibly strong woman and we share an extremely close bond. She has taught me many lessons about being strong woman and overcoming obstacles.