Rose Mapendo orphanage is located in Minembwe, in the south Kivu province in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Traditionally, orphans in Congo were quickly adopted by the surrounding community and family in the event of parents dying. However, decades of conflict have led to widespread insecurity and rampant poverty. Fighting also forces families to flee and separate, therefore shattering the existing safety nets. So, when children have nowhere else to go, Rose Mapendo steps in. They protect and nurture the most vulnerable children with love and care.