Snails for Sale for Dinner, Walikale, 2011

A secondary school teacher sells “escargot” along the highway, so that he can buy much needed supplies for his students.

“The poor and helpless have a claim to special consideration. The richer classes have many ways of shielding themselves… whereas those who are badly off have no resources of their own to fall back upon, and must chiefly depend on assistance from the State. And it is for this reason that wage earners… should be specially cared for and protected by the government.” – Pope Leo XIII, Rerum Novarum (231), 1891