Jenny D – 14 Years in Isolation

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My name is Jenny and I was born in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo. I am currently seeking asylum in the UK – a state of limbo I have been in for 14 years.  

I grew up in a large family, 9 of us in total, with my father the sole breadwinner working as a politician. As if this wasn’t enough, he also supported my extended family under the same roof.

This left us extremely vulnerable and sadly, my father died when I was 12 years old. As happens all too frequently in the DRC, he was imprisoned and poisoned for challenging the corruption of the government – just one of the methods used to keep its stranglehold on power. Whilst I was too young at the time to understand, the pain and sadness burned inside.  

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