Rwanda is one of the smallest countries on the African continent, and the most densely populated one. There are around 463 inhabitants per 1km2 here! Due to its natural landscape, Rwanda is sometimes referred to as a land of a thousand hills, and due to its history, also a land of a thousand problems.
- around 12 million inhabitants
- in 1994, it was a place of genocide – in 100 days, about 1 million people of the Tutsi tribe were murdered, 2 million escaped from the country
- agricultural country – farming generates about 63% of income from export (including coffee, tea, bananas)
Yet again, your helped make the world a better place! Thanks to you our Rwandan hospice just received a professional lift for the sick, a device that we desperately needed. Until recently, immobile patients had to be handled by our strongest nurses. They would have to constantly help patients get up and change positions. This was hardly an ideal situation, especially since every movement causes the patient pain. We long sought to find a solution that would relieve the sick and make it easier for us to care for the most demanding patients. We were unsuccessful and finally decided that we would have to order the device from Poland.
We haven’t written about our Rwandan hospice in a while. This doesn’t change the fact, however, that we are there every day, thanks to you, providing the best care we can to our twenty patients. We cover the costs of their stay, medicines, meal preparation and staff. Whenever the need arises, we equip the hospice with the necessary equipment. Our aim from the beginning was clear: we want to remind people, whose lives have been turned into living hells through disease or war, that man’s goal is Heaven.
Juvenal was the most excited about the new device. Just before this picture was taken, he became a little camera-shy, although you can still see a twinkle in his eye. He’s incredibly happy that he can now get up even ten times a day with the new device.
Everyone here is incredibly grateful for the new opportunities and would like to thank you for your help! Don’t forget about the hospice in Kabuga and make sure to visit Dobroczynne24.pl, where you can do a good deed for one of our patients or support them in their day-to-day battle with health issues. We have a lot of plans. We would like to help the sisters build out the facility to create a room for physiotherapy. The sisters have already come up with a great plan. Unfortunately, it will cost a lot but with your help, nothing is impossible!