From child soldier to tour operator in DRC | Obeds tale

In this episode we chat to Obed, a former refugee turned activist and entrepreneur

Obed is a great advocate for the stunning landscapes and wildlife found in DRC. ‘There is a very big gap between being a refugee and an entrepreneur, so that means passing through the challenges and trying to continue to be resilient. That means I taught myself, I trained myself. So from that I have the full understanding of the region.’

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