Hunger is the easiest disease to curea

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

25.05.2023

Here, when a child cries from hunger, it means that their condition is improving.

Sometimes we read questions in the comments from those who don’t know us – but what’s the point? Are you going to feed every child who comes to the centre like this? And we will confidently answer – YES, every single one. No child deserves to go hungry. We are grateful that with you we can fight for them.

When Denise arrived at our centre, she was so weak that she did not have the strength to cry. Lack of appetite occurs in advanced hunger sickness, as if the body already wants to communicate that it has had enough. That it is giving up. The girl’s hands were so skinny (hunger literally eats muscle) that they could not manage to hold the bowl.

We didn’t give up – after all, with you we can do the impossible!

Today, in addition to the typical medical food, Denise receives fresh fish from us, for which the centre’s staff travel all the way to Uganda. Her condition, gram by gram, is improving, although we are still treating her TB – she is facing 6 months of treatment. The effects of the treatment and nutrition are visible to the naked eye and it is to your credit!

Everyone who has donated a meal to Denise in recent weeks is a superhero, saving a child’s life. We thank you that instead of watching them on cinema screens, you yourselves become heroes every day.

Hunger is the easiest disease to cure. You don’t need huge amounts of money, muscle or superpowers here. Visit GoodWorks 24/7 and donate another meal to Denise.

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 :
3,422 EUR
We need:
6,667 EUR