Meet Media

Meggean Ward

This is Media, from the town of Bunagana, in the southeast corner of the Democratic Republic of Congo. In 1999, when she was just a girl of seven, she and her family were forced to flee their home due to the Congolese Civil War. Media grew up in the Kyangwali Refugee Settlement in Uganda, about 300 miles from home. There, she learned to grow vegetables on her family’s small plot of land. Ten years later, she met and married her husband, Sam. Together they hoped for a better life, either to return to the Congo, or to build their future...

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