Angola's 27 year-long civil war, a bloody post-colonial conflict, lasted from 1975 until 2002, pitting the ruling MPLA against Unita rebels.
Nearly two decades since the war ended, parts of Kuito, the site of heavy battles, still bear the scars of war.
Homeless children play outside a war-wrecked building as their parents cook food on an open fire. Clothes dry on walls covered with plaster partially hiding bullet holes.
Disabled and without any state assistance, former soldiers find themselves destitute in the city of Kuito, which was the Unita headquarters and the site of some of the fiercest fighting during the 27-year long war. Angola has about 159,000 war veterans according to the veterans ministry, but only a small percentage receive a pension.