Embassy Sponsors Congo Mining Documentary ‘Maisha’

Thursday, the Good Shepherd International Foundation screened its documentary Maisha: A New Life Outside the Mines in Rome. The film, which documented the cobalt and copper mining industries in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, was sponsored by the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See. The documentary tells the story of the mining community in Kolwezi and how the Good Shepherd sisters are helping that community through a holistic development approach that includes providing education, alternative livelihoods and nutritional support, among other efforts. Ambassador Ken Hackett gave remarks at the screening.