On the outskirts of Goma, Congo, 6,039 refugees live in horrific conditions in “Centre Chretienne Du Lac Kivu” (CCLK), largely ignored by most of the world, including the UN.  The word used the most during our visit was “nightmare.”  However, looking deeper, we found stories of perseverance told by people who had overcome all odds to tell their stories with vigor.  Many pressured us to broadcast these

stories as widely as possible, asking us to send our footage to CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera, and other large media outlets.  One of these such people was Innocent Sibomana, the president of the governing council at the refugee camp.  He explained that their camp is not officially recognized by any United Nations initiatives, and as a result, they lack even the meager resources offered to most refugee camps.  Regardless, he had built himself a structure with two rooms and when he showed us his house, it was providing shelter for about fifteen small children who he explained were mostly orphaned or given to him by desperate mothers to raise.  He was doing all he could to raise money for school fees and other ways to improve their lives.  He and the many others we met at CCLK graciously gave us access to their private dwellings, and windows into their livelihoods so that we could tell their story.