Donate a meal for a starving child

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

24.03.2023

There is no concrete story here. No success, no joy, no failure. This is a post-war reality. And, in fact, still a wartime reality.

The bombs fell on Ntamugenga at the end of June last year. At that time, more than 3,000 refugees, driven from their homes by the shifting front line, sought shelter around our hospital. The hospital is now functioning, although the area is still under rebel occupation. The Congolese are settling into a new reality. It is a new abnormal normality.

The childhoods of the war babies resemble the children themselves. Shabby and barefoot. No one has money for new clothes. Hardly anyone can afford potatoes, flour, rice and oil, which have to be brought from far away. People eat what grows in their garden. The problem is that not much wants to grow on volcanic rocks.

Congolese children do not go to school. Explosions can be heard every day in the area. The school is closed until further notice, so the children wander among the huts. Finding firewood, carrying water from the well and herding goats are their only activities. This is not the kind of childhood we would want for our children. Congolese parents would also like to give them a different childhood. We can’t change everything, but we can do something today.

A meal for a starving child is sometimes more than a fulfilment of a dream. It’s a rescue from starvation. Let’s do that for them today! GoodWorks 24/7 is the easiest way to make an impact. All we need is your 3 minutes and 15 zloty to make sure a meal for a starving child in Congo reaches them in time.

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 :
3,423 EUR
We need:
6,667 EUR