Claudine and Pacifique
08.02.2017, Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo. Claudine is 23 years old, her son Pacifique just four months. Three weeks ago, Claudine was raped by a police-officer and her husband told her that he does not want to be her husband anymore.
She had to leave the house, he did not let her take anything, except the baby. She found help in a church, but when it was obvious that through the rape she had acquired a fistula, she was brought to Heal Africa, a clinic in the Eastern Congo town of Goma. It is one of only three hospitals in the country, that have a fistula surgeons.
Without a home to return to, in dire poverty, Claudine is waiting for her surgery to fix the fistula.