The Congo businesswoman freeing new mothers from debt
06 June 2023 | 10:34 am
New mothers in Democratic Republic of Congo can be effectively held hostage if they can not pay their medical debts - but one businesswoman is coming to their rescue, paying maternity bills and allowing them to return home.
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