Support our Hospital 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


medical procedures per year
We treat about


malaria patients every year
Our midwives delivered about


babies in 2021


Around 3pm, seismographs in Rwanda recorded more tremors. Authorities warned that the Nyiragongo volcano could erupt again at any moment. After yesterday’s eruption, the largest in 19 years, the lava stream reached Goma, stopping just short of the airport and cutting off the road north leading to our hospital in Ntamugenga.

“People say they prefer war over volcanoes. It’s more predictable and you at least know when and where to run,” sister Agnieszka, in charge of the hospital in Ntamugenga, explains. She continued: “We didn’t sleep all night. We’re still in touch with friends from Goma. There are hundreds of families on both sides of the road torn apart by lava. One of our nurses is stuck in Goma and we’re not sure when he will be able to return. It also won’t be possible for the oncologist who had been giving our patients chemotherapy to come back anytime soon.”

It’s really unfathomable just how often tragedy strikes in this part of the world. The region has already experienced war, violent crime, cholera and ebola epidemics – and now a volcano eruption. The lava could reach the airport and nearby gas reservoirs. Authorities have ordered evacuation. Some have crossed the border into Rwanda but many don’t want to leave their houses behind out of fear that they will be plundered if left alone.

Over the next few days, sister Agnieszka will work out how to get supplies to the hospital without passing through Goma in case the road remains inaccessible for weeks. If that happens, the hospital is bound to run out of all necessities: fuel, rice, medicine, bandages and therapeutic milk for children at the feeding center, whom we are seeing more and more of. As soon as we have a plan, we will let you know how you can help. An alternative to shopping in Goma is crossing the border with Uganda. That would, however, significantly increase our costs.

You can support our hospital by visiting Goodworks24 and helping us raise funds for feeding our youngest patients.

Urgent help needed

Warm Package for Ukraine

We are providing humanitarian aid on site because the lethal danger is not only the falling rockets, but also the cold. Sleeping bags, warm blankets, paraffin lamps, rocket stoves, heaters, thermal clothing and high-energy meals: these are all things we are taking to Ukraine.

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We already have :
49,410 EUR
We need:
44,444 EUR
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