When Congo gained its independence, it boasted the best road network in central Africa. Today, however, only about 2% of its roads are paved. During the rainy season, many parts of Congo descend into a muddy bog, making travel nearly impossible.
This makes the job of delivery drivers especially difficult, as they fight the mud to ship produce across the country. Our new documentary delves into the nightmare journey of these drivers, as they push themselves to their limits to feed the nation.
Despite the country’s dilapidated road network, North Kivu stands out as one of the most prosperous regions in central Africa in terms of agriculture. It is relied upon to feed the nation, making the delivery drivers’ job that much more important.
If you’re curious to learn more about the reality of Congo’s road network and the impact it has on the country’s agricultural industry, we highly encourage you to watch our documentary. You won’t believe what these brave drivers go through on a daily basis!