These newlyweds have nothing but each other

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

27 000

medical procedures per year
We treat about


malaria patients every year
Our midwives delivered about


babies in 2022


Love is not like a beautiful flower on a Valentine’s Day stall. Love doesn’t need greenhouse conditions, planned watering seasons and rules about when it should unfold, how plump it should be, or how tall and straight. Just look at the bride and groom! Their love has germinated in harsh Congolese conditions. War is raging all around. Every day, the Congolese here lose everything, including their dignity.

These newlyweds have nothing but each other. They do not know what awaits them. Perhaps in a moment the rebels will start shooting again and they will have to flee. Even so, they want to flee together.

They had nothing. They stayed at a friend’s house, sometimes under the bare sky or under a makeshift tarpaulin. They were only strong because they had each other. Sister Agnieszka knew this well, and in the middle of the rebel-occupied area, she organised a fairy-tale wedding. She found a white dress, clothes for the groom and a car to take the couple to the church.

A wedding in the middle of war-torn Congo shows how much we can learn from these people. Love in spite of adversity – this can be anyone’s story, which we wish everyone on this Valentine’s Day.

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