Urgent Help Needed

Save the Pharmacy for the Poorest in Togo

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The country is very underdeveloped economically. The basis of its economy is agriculture, generating around 40% of the GDP and employing around 60% of the working population. Togo is among the countries with the lowest level of social development.

Overview:
  • poverty is everywhere, especially in the rural areas, where around 69% households live below the threshold of poverty
  • the basic factors that lead to poverty are: lack of food security, insufficient access to health care, unemployment and insufficient number of jobs, especially among the younger generation
Every year, the pharmacy helps around

3600

patients

We treat

Join us in providing aid to our pharmacy in northern Togo! We’ll be there in just a few days! Your presence is crucial!

Diseases don’t discriminate based on wealth. They affect even those who, despite hard work, cannot afford treatment. This is the reality for the residents of the village of Saoudé in northern Togo. Without our pharmacy, even basic meds would be a luxury they couldn’t access.

Here, a simple infection can turn into a life-threatening situation. No one here even dreams of complex transplant surgeries, cardiological procedures, or the latest chemotherapy regimens. The locals pray that a child’s cold doesn’t escalate into pneumonia, and a mosquito bite doesn’t lead to malaria—a disease that claims the biggest number of lives worldwide every year.

How does it work? When people can’t afford to purchase meds, they come to our pharmacy with their prescriptions. Sometimes, they travel for miles to get everything they need, and the standard payment is… a bowl of corn, sorghum, or other grains. These grains are collected and distributed to those who have nothing to eat during the dry season. To keep the pharmacy running, we need to stock it with meds. That’s our task for today!

In just a few days, we’ll be there in person. We’ll introduce you to the patients who you can support with treatment today. You’ll see how it all works and the significant difference each of your contributions makes.


Who does the Saoudé Pharmacy help?

Kola is 29 years old. As a child, she used to come to the pharmacy with her mother, and now she seeks our help for her daughter Jeanne. For Kola, the pharmacy is more than just a place with meds; it’s a safety net, the only one she has, to save her daughter from frequent and complicated illnesses.

When asked about her age, Angela helplessly shrugs. She seems to be around 70, although the hardships of life have added years to her face. Angela has problems with wounds that won’t heal. Without medication, she would be condemned to suffering and exclusion. She wouldn’t even be able to walk.


The amount of €6 667 will be enough for the first half of the year. Ania and Mateusz will take care of this: they will fly to Togo in February and fill the shelves with the most essential antibiotics, antimalarial drugs, and pain relievers.

Please help us! The Saoudé Pharmacy has people to save. It cannot succeed without your support.


[19/02] Thanks to your contributions, we’ve already funded the purchase of meds valued at over  €1 400. These include:

  • Quinine, one of the most important drugs, used to treat malaria
  • The most common antibiotics
  • Paracetamol and other antipyretic, analgesic, and anti-inflammatory drugs  
  • Meds for high blood pressure, which are especially important for the elderly
  • Drugs for epilepsy, which is very common here
  • Meds for diabetics
  • Syrups and vitamins for children, and folic acid for pregnant women
  • Tablets for parasites of the digestive system
  • Remedies for wound healing, especially burns
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 :
3,422 EUR
We need:
6,667 EUR