Elisa Garcia

Elisa Garcia (Bureau pour le Voluntaries au service de l’Enfance et de la Sante - BVES): Elisa, a Spanish national, studied at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Brussels, Belgium) from 2004 to 2005. In 2006, she graduated with a MA in Media Studies from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain), In September 2007 Elisa entered a PHD program at the University of Deusto (Bilbao, Spain). She graduated in 2008 with a MA of Peace and Conflict Studies. Between March 2008 and March 2009 Elisa served as a visiting researcher in the Peace Studies Group in the CES (Center for Social Studies) of University of Coimbra (Portugal). She has also interned at Scouts, Amnesty International and a nature preservation foundation.


31 Jul

Life continues in the city of Bukavu.

People go to market, the small shops are open, the haidressers are as busy as always, night clubs are open all night…  I look through the window and I can the see daily life of a busy African city, but I look a bit further way, through the dust and the white tropical light, and I see thousands of small houses scattered in the mountains that surround the city of Bukavu and I can´t help thinking about the horror and the unreported humanitarian crisis that is taking place in South Kivu.

Not far away from the city…


La vida continúa en Bukavu.

La gente va al mercado, los pequeños comercios abren con normalidad, las peluquerías están tan llenas como de costumbre, las discotecas abren toda la noche… Miro a través de la ventana y veo la vida diaria de una ciudad africana, pero miro un poco más allá, a través del polvo y de la blanquísima luz tropical y veo miles de pequeñas casas en las montañas que rodean la ciudad y no puedo evitar pensar en el horror y la crisis humanitaria en la que está inmersa la provincia de Kivu Sur.

No muy lejos de la ciudad…

Posted By Elisa Garcia

Posted Jul 31st, 2009


  • Ana

    August 5, 2009


    Gracias por dejarnos ver un trocito de ellos a través de ti.

    Un privilegio leerte, como siempre.


    pd. me encantó el traje a medida!!

  • Claude

    August 31, 2009


    I appreciate the work you are doing in Bukavu for the benefit of our mothers who have been paying the price of the congolese forgetten political and humanitarian crisis. It’s encouraging to see dedicated people like you who are taking the risk to speak up what other including the UN delibarately overlook. Keep it up. I am from Bukavu and have worked at BVES for former child soldiers before I left the country, currently a student at DePaul University in Chicago USA.

    • Elisa Garcia

      September 1, 2009


      Dear Claude,

      I appreciate very much your comments… I sincerely think that these women are doing a very risky and important thing. It is hard to speak up… best for you in your adventures.

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