Filip’s Last Moments

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


“I think he knew, even though he was so little. He didn’t even complain that it hurt anymore.”

Three days ago, Filip stopped eating. Sister Agnieszka managed to make a deal – the boy promised he would try to eat something, but he really wanted to return home to his dad for the weekend. Just on Sunday evening, Sister Agnieszka brought him a bag of popcorn, which made him very happy, and today we received the news that he passed away.

When Filip’s father was watching over his bed, he didn’t expect it was time to say goodbye. At some point, his son just stopped breathing.

“You can survive the most difficult things, but the death of a child always hurts,” says Agnieszka. “Cancer is beyond us. We can’t replace a child’s own body, and further chemotherapy would have only caused him more suffering. When we sent Filip home, I had doubts whether it was a good idea, but now I’m glad he could pass away in peace, among his loved ones.”

And from the bottom of our hearts, we want to thank you for giving Filip his last months. Thank you for every bag of popcorn you financed, a serving of his favorite fries, pain medication, and oxygen. Thanks to you, he could enjoy every moment, especially car rides with Sister Agnieszka, which he loved. And this life, though short, was really well lived.

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