Three-month-old Julienne Begins Nutritional Therapy.

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.

  • 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


people from starvation
We take in at least


children a week in our nutrition center


Little Julienne is 3 months old. She is the eighth child in the family. She lives with her father in Rugari (Democratic Republic of Congo). Her mother recently died, likely due to a bad strain of malaria that led to anemia. The family tried to get her medical care but the rural health center in Rugari was not able to help her and sent her to a different clinic, which then transferred her to our hospital in Ntamugenga, since we’re the only place in the area offering blood transfusions.

Unfortunately, Julienne’s mother did not survive the trip to the hospital, which was her last resort. The father was left with seven of Julienne’s siblings. The children’s Grandmother helps him raise the children. Our nursing team in the nutrition center immediately offered the family care and put Julienne in the milk substitute feeding program for infants.

Ntamugenga is the only place in the area where those in need may pay a symbolic fee or often nothing at all to get milk for babies, milk that plays a huge role in saving these newborns’ lives yet is so difficult to obtain otherwise. From now on, little Julienne and her family will be looked after. We’ll offer them everything we can.

If you want to support Julienne’s therapy, donate a therapeutic meal.

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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 :
3,420 EUR
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6,667 EUR