Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dec 27, 2019 / 19:20 pm
Fr. Willy Milayi is a Missionary of the Immaculate Conception who lives in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He works rescuing children who have fled the coltan mines and offering them a place to live and learn a trade.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo is one the world's top producers of coltan, a rare mineral used in the manufacture of many electronic devices, such as cell phones.
Working conditions in the DRC's coltan mines are dangerous and the workers, including young children, are often exploited.
"The exploitation of these mines is in the hands of the guerrillas," explained Fr. Malayi in an interview with the Diocese of Málaga in Spain.