We are thrilled to be able to announce that the Opus Prize Foundation released the news today that HEAL Africa co-founder Lyn Lusi is the winner of the 2011 Opus Prize. The Opus Prize is given annually to recognize unsung heroes of any faith tradition, anywhere in the world, solving today’s most persistent social problems. The prize will be awarded at a ceremony on the Loyola Marymount University campus on November 2nd.
This humanitarian award is one of the world’s [...]
It is most likely that Ndimurwange Mbarushimba will leave the HEAL Africa Hospital within the month. Some neighbors will pick him up and bring him home to his remote village, Nyambwe, 50 kilometers outside of the provincial capital of Goma. During this half day trip, while bumping along the dirt roads, Ndimurwange will carefully watch the people, the fields, the land which he loves so much. It might be the last time he is able to do so. This [...]
He wanted only to care for his family – and he paid for it with his life.
“Congo was in war”, remembers Michael.*
“Dad wanted to defend our little petrol station when the armed men came. He feared that we would starve without our little business”, tells the 17 year old boy. When the father realized that it was too dangerous to stay in Sake, he tried to flee the little town in Eastern Congo, and join his wife and their [...]
“My name is Kasoli and I am 9 years old. I come from Kitumbiro, which is near Butembo (in the North of the North Kivu province). I arrived at Heal Africa with my mum on August 5, 2011.”
Kasoli’s mother states, “It all started when we noticed her forearms was getting swollen. We went to a health centre which is near our home in June to get some treatment for my daughter. However, there was absolutely no improvement. Eventually, that [...]