Blue Monday: Does Shopping Really Brighten Your Mood?

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


Marketers have designated January 15th as the saddest day of the year, known as Blue Monday. It was invented to convince you to make purchases that are supposed to lift your spirits. But is buying new things, especially after the holiday season’s excess, truly a way to feel better?

If shopping usually brightens your day, we have an address that will genuinely make a significant impact – and not just for a moment, but potentially for a lifetime. By visiting GoodWorks 24/7, you can give yourself and someone else a beautiful day, and for some, even a beautiful life. In our good deeds marketplace you can add kindness to your cart just like any other item. People in need will receive the help you choose, and you – the assurance that you’ve done something wonderful today.

We won’t tell you to “Stop having coffee on the go!” like many others. The cost of the wonderful gestures in our marketplace is so low that you can afford both the coffee and the act of kindness. 🙂

Thanks to you, an expectant mother in the Democratic Republic of the Congo can go for a medical consultation. The cost? Only €2!  You might not even notice this expense, but we guarantee – this gesture will make your day truly good!

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.

read more

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