These are the last of 1133 babies to be born at Ntamugenga Hospital in 2022. The mother does not yet know what the triplets will be named. This is not the first thing one thinks of here after giving birth. Congolese mothers usually give birth in very difficult conditions; infant mortality is still high here. In addition, there is an ongoing war, which means that mothers still have more to worry about than to be happy about.
In Congo, it is said that when more boys are born, the war will not end so quickly. We believe that it will be different and that those who unleash it will eventually come to their senses.
But even if they don’t, we can still give young mothers hope, thanks to you. The Ntamugenga hospital is working continuously. Last year, it saved 4,143 malaria-affected children under the age of five from death. 600 children it saved from starvation. In addition to the births, these are further numbers behind which there are tears of happiness and gratitude. Each of these children is alive, and to each of their mothers we have saved her whole world!
Let us do everything to ensure that 2023 does not begin with tears and hearts torn apart by the dramas of war. We are asking you today to help us fund layettes for newborns. This is a set of essentials to take care of the little ones. The best gift for young mothers who, in times of war, have nothing but love for their children.