Aldegonde Kavugho Pilipili, Kirumba, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo

“From 2015 to 2018, I was a secretary in a butcher shop. Then I decided I wanted to become a butcher. It was difficult when I started out because, in my country, it is seen as a man’s job. I was criticized. Today, I can thank myself for not giving up. Little by little, people started understanding me. I am proud I was able to carry on. I don’t think this job is for men only. It is a high-paying job. Young girls shouldn’t think it’s men only. We must break stereotypes to grow our businesses.”
Merveille Kavira Luneghe, GPJ Democratic Republic of Congo