HEAL Africa
Democratic Republic of Congo

About HEAL Africa

HEAL Africa is a beacon of hope in a region devastated by ongoing conflict and poverty. HEAL Africa aims to compassionately serve vulnerable people and communities through a holistic approach to healthcare, education, community action, and leadership development, in response to changing needs. WorldShare supports HEAL Africa’s Mercy Fund, which covers medical and associated expenses for the most vulnerable patients of HEAL Africa hospital, who frequently either live in remote areas or are internally displaced, and are unable to afford medical care. WorldShare also supports HEAL Africa to run a child sponsorship program, providing education support and medical care to orphans, children with disabilities, street children and unaccompanied children living in foster families in the region, often due to the devastating conflict. HEAL Africa provides vocational training for young street children who are living lives of exclusion, addiction and violence. The program provides skills training and psychosocial support.

WorldShare also supports HEAL Africa’s chaplaincy work, ensuring that chaplains are able to provide spiritual assistance for the patients at HEAL Africa hospital.

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ANNUAL GOAL $471,000

Partner Objectives

To provide financial assistance to 350 children (including orphaned, disabled and internally displaced children) to attend school.

To provide medical care, income generating activities and community development activities in the child sponsorship communities.

To provide 70 vulnerable patients with free medical treatment, transport, and a balanced diet while being treated to improve healing.

To provide 60 young people on the streets with vocational training and psychosocial support to enable them to gain employment and reintegrate into society.

To provide chaplaincy services for patients at HEAL Africa hospital, attending to their spiritual needs.

Transforming lives in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Straddling the Equator, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), is the second largest country in Africa after Algeria. The 61 million inhabitants comprising 250 ethnic groups speaking 700 local languages endure one of the world's lowest living standards. War, government corruption, neglected public services and depressed copper and coffee markets are contributing factors. Our ministry partners in the DRC work specifically with people who are hearing impaired, have severe medical needs, or are vulnerable children or orphans.