Another Life Saved

Democratic Republic of Congo

The second largest country of Africa, full of paradoxes. On one hand, it is rich in natural resources (including cobalt, copper, coltan, crude oil, diamonds, gold); on the other hand, its inhabitants are among the poorest in the world. For decades, the DRC has been suffering from prolonged conflicts that have led to one of the most severe humanitarian crises in the world.

  • 77% of the population live in extreme poverty for less than $1.90 a day
  • 16% of the country’s population, i.e. over 13 million people, require immediate humanitarian assistance
  • 13,6 million people are deprived of access to safe water sources and proper sanitary and hygienic facilities
  • numerous outbreaks of deadly diseases, including measles, malaria, cholera and Ebola
  • about 10% of all malaria deaths in sub-Saharan Africa occurred here
Our hospital carries over

27 000

medical procedures per year
We treat about


malaria patients every year
Our midwives delivered about


babies in 2023


Sister Agnieszka runs the hospital in Ntamugenga located 70 km north of volcano-hit Goma, abandoned in the wake of a devastating volcano eruption. She has spent the last two days driving non-stop to evacuate locals who’ve been left behind. Along with Mapendo in a second car they drive to places that have been cut off by the lava to evacuate single mothers and their children.

During one of her recent trips, she was flagged down by a distressed cyclist who turned out to be a nurse evacuating a woman from a hospital in Goma. All taxis and motorcycles were taken so he put the patient with an IV still attached to her arm on his bike and fled the city at risk of another eruption. Unfortunately, the patient suffered a severe hemorrhage and lost consciousness. The nurse tried to get a ride from others fleeing Goma but to no avail. By the time he stopped Sister Agnieszka, he was sure the woman had passed away and was looking for help in transporting her body.

The patient’s name is Furaha and she is alive and well! Once she was brought to the car, it turned out she was still breathing. Sister Agnieszka immediately turned around the car and notified doctors in Ntamugenga that she was on her way back with a patient in a critical state. The very next day, Furaha started sitting up and eating. She is now up and walking around the hospital corridors with a huge smile on her face! All thanks to the lightning speed with which sister Agnieszka and the medical team reacted. With your support, we buy IVs and transfusion blood that save lives every day.

Furaha’s name means joy – and joy is what we felt today when we saved Furaha’s life. The picture shows the two women who were brought together by fate under the burning Nyiragongo volcano. The miracles we are able to facilitate in this tragedy-stricken part of the world serve as a welcome reminder that our presence here is still needed.

Urgent Help Needed

Save the Pharmacy for the Poorest in Togo

This amount will allow for equipping pharmacy shelves for the first half of the year. Ania and Mateusz will take care of this, and they will fly to Togo in February and fill the shelves with the most essential antibiotics, antimalarial drugs, and pain relievers. The Saoudé Pharmacy has people to save. It cannot succeed without your support.

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We already have :
3,420 EUR
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6,667 EUR