The Good Factory comes in where help is needed most. We support the inhabitants of the poorest regions of the world, which are often suffering from wars, humanitarian crises, poverty, hunger and lack of perspectives for the future. We make good there in four dimensions: by treating, feeding, teaching and giving jobs.
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We help in locations that a few people have heard of, and even fewer can imagine the conditions of living there. We won’t change the entire world, but thanks to you, we can change it step by step, helping those who need it most.
Together with the editorial staff of Tygodnik Powszechny, we want to support those who have suffered from persecution and reached the largest refugee camp in the world.
In the small village of Gourcy in the northern part of Burkina Faso we have established a farming cooperative, funded construction of a mill and a garden, we are drilling wells, we run a tailoring school, we teach the locals to read, write and count. We do it to give jobs to several dozen families living under harsh, almost desert-like conditions and to prevent migration caused by hunger.
The level of psychological knowledge here is very low, so therapists support the local population in recognition of symptoms of mental diseases that require advanced treatment, and they provide therapy.
In the village of Ntamugenga in the province of Northern Kivu we support a hospital. For years, this region has been particularly dangerous: bandits, rebellions, social unrest and a constant threat of a war.
Officially, there are nearly 3,000 homeless people in Warsaw, but organizations providing help estimate the actual number could be double that. Every year, more than 100 people freeze to death in Poland. The main causes of homelessness are eviction, family conflicts, substance abuse or the inability to find a stable job/unemployment.
In Dakar, we support a vocational school for girls. We want to give people equal chances. The school diploma is a chance to escape poverty, the necessity to emigrate, a chance for stability, which is necessary to establish a family…
In Saoudé (an extremely poor region in Togo), we provide full equipment for the local pharmacy. Everyone gets the medications they need, and the standard payment is… a bowl of corn, sorghum or another cereal. This food is collected and distributed among those who have nothing to eat in the dry season.