MBANDAKA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO APRIL 14: Nicolette Emerend Bozunga (), age 14, Yolanda Bedu, age 14, and Nicolette Bopunza, age 14, play in the water on April 14, 2006 in the port in Mbandaka, Congo, DRC. They work as prostitutes in the port area and they charge about 50 cents for sex and about US$ 2 for a whole night. Their clients are mainly dockworkers and crewmembers on visiting boats. The Congo River is a lifeline for millions of people, who depend on it for transport and trade. Congo is planning to hold general elections by July 2006, the first democratic elections in forty years. (Photo by Per-Anders Pettersson).