Barber cuts a dash after help for fresh start

January 5, 2011

"The electric clippers – complete with generator – mirror, combs and gown with which Mr Mirenge plies his trade were provided by Action Against Hunger | ACF International, the charity the Financial Times is supporting in this year’s seasonal appeal. ACF carried out a survey of skills last year in Sake, as more and more refugees returned to the town as fighting between Congo’s myriad armed groups shifted elsewhere, and then provided the equipment needed for people such as Mr Mirenge to run his ­business."