Let's Give Children the Best. Not Leftovers, but Good Quality Food

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.

Overview:
  • 15,6 million people – 18% of the population suffer from hunger
  • 3,4 million children under 5 years are acutely malnourished
  • 41,8% million children under 5 years are stunted
  • 63,2% of children below 5 years of age and 41% of women  15-49 years are anemic
In 2023, we have saved approximately

550

people from starvation
We take in at least

80

children a week in our nutrition center

02.09.2023

Most children, like Mugisha, ask for more. Firstly because they are hungry as hell. Secondly, it’s been a long time since they ate something of such excellent quality and so nutritious. Also, they simply love it.

And we need to be clear about this – just because someone is in need doesn’t mean they should get leftovers. We know what the common practice is. The needy in various countries receive products that are at the very end or even past their expiry date. Food that is contaminated, badly packaged or badly stored, so that it develops mould, for example. But the point is not to eat just anything, but to eat something that nourishes and helps you to recover.

Bouille is a kind of nutritious therapeutic meal that we prepare, among other things, with different types of high-protein flours. But we don’t buy them ready-made, as such mixtures are often contaminated. There are also varieties of sorghum that more closely resemble husks, and such grains can be found in ready-made bags of flour. Are they cheaper? Yes, but the point is not to give a child any meal and ease your conscience, but to help effectively – to really nourish and cure that child.

That’s why we meticulously check the grain we buy every time and grind it into flour ourselves. And we see that the kids ask for more – seconds, sometimes thirds, gaining weight in no time and gaining strength to fight malaria. Virtually every child who comes to us with malnutrition suffers from malaria. Without good nutrition, they have no chance of survival.

By donating to us for this cause, you can be sure that we will only use the money to produce good and that it will be aid that really makes sense and really makes a difference to these kids’ lives. Take a look at GoodWorks 24/7 and donate at least one meal for Mugisha!

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 :
2,032 EUR
We need:
6,667 EUR