Heroism in Times of War. Sister Agnieszka Saves Lives in Ntamugenga

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.

  • 77% of the population live in extreme poverty for less than $1.90 a day
  • 16% of the country’s population, i.e. over 13 million people, require immediate humanitarian assistance
  • 13,6 million people are deprived of access to safe water sources and proper sanitary and hygienic facilities
  • numerous outbreaks of deadly diseases, including measles, malaria, cholera and Ebola
  • about 10% of all malaria deaths in sub-Saharan Africa occurred here
Our hospital carries over

27 000

medical procedures per year
We treat about


malaria patients every year
Our midwives delivered about


babies in 2023


“I was very scared. They are fighting all the time. You could hear gunshots all around. I was travelling with this sick boy, so I hoped the Lord God would protect us.”

And he did. Sister Agnieszka had already returned from Goma. A few days before Christmas, Muhindo’s mother came to the hospital in Ntamugenga. There were two large tumours in the boy’s abdomen. Mum had been looking for help for a long time. Some madman promised to cure him with herbs. Today she regrets that she had trusted him. Sister Agnieszka was the last resort. She made an appointment at Goma for a CT scan. Tuesday – the first available appointment. On Wednesday, a consultation with an oncologist. It went like a piece of cake, but the pinnacle of the plan was to get to Goma.

“I’m taking them tomorrow so they don’t have to chug along with a taxi driver on a motorbike. They are a very poor family. They are terrified. I am reassuring them,” Sister Agnieszka wrote to us before Christmas.

Muhindo is already under professional care. Of course we are saving him thanks to money from you, but it was Sister Agnieszka’s heroism that made this action possible. There is fighting going on all around. Between successive charges of troops and rebels, she rushes to the provincial capital. He does everything to ensure that the story of Mugindo is not a tale of helplessness. He has done it again and again. He never refuses to help anyone.

“In Goma I met another boy we helped three years ago. He went through chemotherapy and surgery for kidney cancer then. He is doing well so far and has no relapses. His name is also Muhindo. Just like my new little passenger.”

Working with heroes like Sister Agnieszka is an honour for us. Every support from you gives them the tools to act and save people against all odds. Join us! Help us fight against helplessness for the lives of the little ones.

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