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Photo journal: Congo carpenters
Co-operative origins

A carpenters' co-operative for young people with hearing and speech problems was set up in the Republic of Congo about 20 years ago.

Although it suffered setbacks during the country's civil conflict, the co-operative has managed to survive and continue its mission to train young people in basic carpentry skills.

Some of its members foster hopes of expanding and helping others to learn a skill to make a living.

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