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.
- only 9.3% of the population have access to the acceptable minimum level of food every day
- about 7.7 million people are coping with a serious lack of food safety
- more than 4.6 million children suffer from malnutrition, including 2.2 million from serious, acute malnutrition
- 47% of children below 5 years of age and 38% of women suffer from anemia
Meet Shukuru and Mapendo, a couple of gutsy young comedians who have been entertaining all of Ntamungenga for the past few weeks with their neverending sketches, songs and jokes.
Shukuru and Mapendo are best friends who always stick together. They attend elementary school in Rutshuru. A few months ago, they became severely undernourished. Their condition was so serious that the Josephite sisters working at his school reached out to us to ask for help. The boys wound up in the hospital before being transferred to a nutrition center. These miraculous bundles of joy will now perform just for YOU!!
Your generous donations allow us to restore not just childrens’ appetites, but also the joy and energy their starvation sickness deprived them of. We do this with the help of everyone involved through, among other initiatives, the Life Investment Project.
Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to start the show!