We Feed Children in Ntamugenga, Where the Effects of the War Are Still Visible

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.

  • 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


people from starvation
We take in at least


children a week in our nutrition center


– What do you do in times of war?

– We help Grace brush her teeth. I would show you photos, but taking photos during the war isn’t allowed. It could get you shot. It has happened to a few already. You have to be very careful.

– Our supplies are dwindling. Everyone is eagerly awaiting the new harvest of beans and corn. The season of hunger is beginning. In a few weeks, we will see more malnourished children coming to us.

Sister Agnieszka is an expert at this. She can make a chart, mark it on a calendar. But she can’t stop it from happening. Such is the nature of war.

– By educating people, we’ve nearly eradicated malnutrition in our area. Hungry children were brought from far away because they knew we could save them.

But then, another cursed war broke out…. Grace’s mom has nothing to feed her child. Her fields are far away. She’s afraid to go there. A mine exploded at the neighbors’.

– I feel safe in Ntamugenga. I get help here. The Sister has taken care of my daughter. She was malnourished and had bad teeth,” whispers Grace’s mom in a quiet, almost inaudible voice. When the war started, it silenced her voice and her hope. During the fights, this place has sheltered thousands.

Misery loves company. In Congo, it sometimes feels like it’s everywhere.

– They are forecasting heavy rains and floods. It won’t be easy, as malaria will hit harder. There’s no hiding from the mosquitoes – says Sister Agnieszka.

If you can, please help. Grace needs your aid. The cost of one therapeutic meal for a child with hunger disease is €4. Each one is a life-saving remedy. Visit GoodWorks24/7  and help us increase the amount of good. Right now.

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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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