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Every morning, Kika Sansago would walk to her elementary school in the Democratic Republic of Congo. But one day, she never made it. Instead, she woke up in a Heal Africa hospital bed and found something there that, years later, drew her back to the same hospital--this time, to bring healing to others. But first, she would have to face the ugliness of her past.

TW: this episode contains mentions of child sexual abuse and violence.


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“When I woke up, I found out that I was in a hospital, and I didn’t know how I’d arrived in that hospital.”

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People Interviewed

Kika Sansago


“Relaxing Acoustics” by Black Rhomb
“Too Smooth” by Mattijis Mueller
“Rhythm Roulette” by Reaktor Productions
“The Disappearance” by Emmett Cooke
“The Portal” by Origami Pigeon
“On Pictures” by Tenacious Orchestra
“Santa Ana” by Big Score Audio
“Travel Stories” by Immersive Music

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"Footsteps in the forest" by Astounded Sound, Christopher J Astbury, Switzerland (https://freesound.org/s/518585/) licensed under CCBY 3.0
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Episode 1.7: Cell Phone Cases

Vadim Dashko finally had everything he had dreamed for as a street boy: a wife, a home, a stable job. But then why was he still so afraid? And what was it about those people from HOPE Ukraine that was so strangely alluring? He resolved to find out, and in the process stumbled upon something that, if true, would mean he’d never have to fear again. Featuring returning guest Dr. Brian Fikkert, co-author of When Helping Hurts, who discusses holistic poverty alleviation.