Here are some more street scenes of Lubumbashi.
Women on the way to or from church
A local outdoor restaurant
Just a few of the local kids–there are thousands of children here!
Every street you drive down has broken down cars, trucks, equipment, etc., just left where it died to rust, or be canabalized by the neighborhood.
One of three major forms of transporting goods here in the Congo: bikes, carts, and overloaded trucks.
The typical taxi. Almost every car/van you see on the street is a taxi. There are very few vehicles driven by owners, without looking for paying customers. A large van/transport costs 250 francs (about 25 cents), a taxi/car will cost double that (500 franc or 50 cents). But the cars still stop for every open passenger until the car is full–you never get a vehicle to yourself!
You can tell it is the rainy season here–lots of standing water
Lots of people selling goods along the roadside. This one is selling apples. They walk to a farmers market to purchase the bags for little expense, then sell them individually for a small mark-up. Bananas are usually 250-300 each, apples and oranges 500 each
These men are weaving grass matts for floors
Typical stand to buy minutes for all the mobile phones here
The local car wash, located next to a small creek. They fill the yellow bidons with creek water to wash cars. Costs about $2
The second typical form of transport in the Congo: hand carts. They carry almost everything in them, pulling them by hand along the roads.
Third form of transportation of goods, large overloaded trucks