People who settle here have left everything behind and are struggling to find ways to rebuild their lives. This man arrived at Mugunga in June with his wife and 5 children. He borrowed this sewing machine and started a tailoring business next to his tent. He's working hard, he says, but he doesn't earn enough to properly care for his family.
Georgette and Simba Robert Rwamaneno say the vouchers allow them to choose what they eat. They also like going to the local market, talking and bargaining with the merchants. The vouchers give them a new way to connect and interact with their new community.
"It brings back something we were doing when we were living a normal life," said Georgette.
Charline Amumazo also likes the vouchers. She fled her village in the Masisi territory a year ago.
"When rebels killed my husband, I decided it was time to go," she said. In Mugunga with her mother and her 9 children, she has experienced both types of assistance provided by WFP to the camp residents. Food rations were good she said but she likes the freedom of choosing herself what she will cook for her big family.
"C'est bien, bien, bien,", she says in French of the vouchers as she asks a few of her children to show samples of the food she has purchased with the vouchers.
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