Cathie's Silent Gratitude for Each Day We Have Given Her

Rwanda

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.

Overview:
  • 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)
In 2023, we organized long-term palliative care for

38

persons in the country
We finance the education of

28

children of employees and deceased patients

17.04.2024

Words aren’t always necessary to express everything. Cathie hardly speaks, yet no one conveys gratitude quite like she does.

A severe stroke took away her ease of animating stories and memories with colorful narratives. At the Kabuga hospice, everyone understands how to listen to those who cannot speak. Here, everyone understands the language of pain, but they also teach a new language of friendship and care, previously unknown to many. Cathie gets it now. She knows where she is. Thirty years ago, during the genocide, she lost everyone she loved. Here, she has learned that one does not have to die in pain; one can live fully until the very end.

Cathie’s eyes, her smile, and her handshake say it all. She is grateful for every day you have given her.

Can she count on another one?

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