Despite the years of conflict at the border between Rwanda and the Democraic Republic of the Congo, people from both countries trade goods on a daily basis. Controlled by police, a constant stream of goods crosses the border. Traders pay taxes to enter and crisscross the neighbourhoods of Goma to sell their goods. In return, second hand clothes are imported back to Gisenyi in Rwanda, and sold on the market. Shortly before the border closes at 6 pm, the stream of villagers heads back.