The Democratic Republic of Congo, formerly Zaire, is a country which has been damaged by years of corruption and civil wars. To distinguish it from the Republic of Congo, (a neighbouring
country) it is referred to on this website as DR Congo. The area where SJAA is working is politically stable. SAAA is providing and maintaining classrooms in schools in remote areas; supporting
poorly paid teachers; providing motorcycles for transport where none exists; providing cloth, sewing machines and sewing materials for sewing schools; providing medical supplies for a medical centre
which has next to nothing.