Teaching Congolese refugees self-sufficiency gains nun U.N. recognition

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This year's Nansen Award winner Sister Angélique Namaika  (standing, in black) assists women with the clothes they are making at the Maison de La Femme in the town of Dungu, Orientale Province, Democratic Republic of Congo on 1 August, 2013.  Sewing is one of several income-generating skills that Sister Angélique teaches to women in order to help them to become more financially self-sufficient. Photo by Brian Sokol / courtesy UNHCR

This year's Nansen Award winner Sister Angélique Namaika (standing, in black) assists women with the clothes they are making at the Maison de La Femme in the town of Dungu, Orientale Province, Democratic Republic of Congo on 1 August, 2013. Sewing is one of several income-generating skills that Sister Angélique teaches to women in order to help them to become more financially self-sufficient. Photo by Brian Sokol / courtesy UNHCR

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(RNS) Congolese Sister Angelique Namaika was herself displaced by the violence in 2009. She had been living in Dungu in the province of Orientale but was forced to flee the Lord's Resistance Army’s persistent attacks.