Lebecca's* mother was a soldier. Separated from her family by the war and unable to find her parents, Lebecca was adrift on the streets in the capital city of Kinshasa. Girls on the street often sleep under a parked car, or find whatever space seems to offer some shelter. At night Lebecca was raped by an unidentifiable assailant, then discovered she was pregnant. She found her way to Monique, the president of Woman, Cradle of Abundance, who set about getting medical treatment, prenatal care for Lebecca, and a few things for the baby. Just before Christmas, 16-year-old Lebecca gave birth to a healthy baby, thanks to Woman, Cradle of Abundance. The staff recently located Lebecca's mother, and the teen mother and her baby have been reunited with Lebecca's mother in central Congo where she is stationed.
* name changed.