We were blown away by your response to our fundraiser for victims of hunger and poverty in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. We raised over 115,000 PLN – and still counting! Thank you!
Your help has a real impact – every time you make a donation or tell one new person about Good Factory and Ntamugenga, you directly help us save lives. We will continue to keep you updated on the effect of your donations as well as Héritier’s condition, whom we wrote about in a previous post. Even a quick visit to Ntamugenganga reveals what an amazing place it is. Here, patients are surrounded by a tremendous amount of love and support, for some, more than they’ve experienced their entire lives. Northern Kivu is not kind to its residents or anyone brave enough to venture in. Endless conflict and rebellion have completely devastated the region and put hopeless locals in danger. In the midst of this volatility, poverty and destructive, blood-thirsty rebels, there is a wonderful place that offers hope. Ntamugenga has brought together remarkable people with a desire to do good and create a better world. You’re one of them!
It is thanks to you that one of the last remaining hospitals in the region has never run out of medicine, drips or blood. Our nutrition center offers help to anyone who asks for it. As a result, more and more exhausted refugees from the North as well as residents from villages tens of killoemtres away knock on our doors. We never turn anyone away. Despite the pandemic, we do everything we can to restore them back to health. Pictured are patients from our feeding center. They spend the first few days of their treatment on therapeutic milk. We then test their appetites by asking them to eat an entire packet of porridge made of peanuts, oil and sugar. If the patient isn’t fussy and eats the high-calorie snack within a day, he or she is referred to the second round of treatment, which is much longer and involves eating well-balanced meals. During this time, we train the child’s parent or guardian in the onsite vegetable garden on food cultivation. Once the child completes treatment, they are discharged home but we continue to keep an eye on them. We make unannounced visits to monitor their state and make sure they have a vegetable garden and are receiving nutritious meals. This is how we manufacture GOOD!
You’ve done an amazing job in the last few days. We encourage you to join us and help us feed malnourished children through the Life Investment program as a sustaining donor. For just 10 or 20 PLN a month you can support our feeding centers in Congo and Mauritania and ease the suffering of even more hungry children. It’s the only investment whose return is a lifetime of living to the fullest!