For the people of the Katanga province, DRC, Pamoja Tujenge is helping to build self-sufficiency in health, education and agriculture in an environmentally sustainable manner.
Did you know that 33% of the African population suffers from malnutrition? Less than 50% of Africa’s population has access to hospitals or doctors. The majority of rural African communities don’t have access to safe water. The average life expectancy is 41 years. Only 57% of African children are enrolled in primary education, and only one of three children complete school. One in six children die before the age of 5. Less than one person out of five has electricity.
Our recently completed building in Katebi is housing a kindergarten helping children and develop language, mathematics and science skills.
The building also serves as an agricultural center which accommodates local people who are responsible for planting and harvesting peanut, soya and vegetable crops. The center also houses an oil press which produces peanut oil for the needs of the community, and to help the community generate revenue through selling oil at nearby markets.
We are also working on setting up a health clinic which will provide medical care in the areas of malnutrition, malaria, sexually transmitted diseases and general health and well-being.
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