Neema lives near Nyankunde, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. At the age of 12, Neema cut her leg on a rusty tin. The wound became infected, which led to her right leg being amputated. Neema had to drop out of school as a result.
There was a large hospital in Nyankunde, with around 500 patients. One weekend back in 2002, the civil war overtook this hospital; all the patients and many of the staff were massacred. The hospital was left in ruins.
A few years later, some of the staff returned and started up the hospital again. A British physiotherapist returned to the hospital with them; she met Neema and appealed to Accomplish for help. Since then, an Accomplish donor has taken on sponsoring Neema’s education, enabling her to resume her studies. Neema has thrived at school, achieving high grades and always coming within the top five in her class.
When Neema was 18 years old, she was deemed to be fully grown and able to have a prosthetic leg fitted. This necessitated a dangerous trip through eastern D.R.C. into Uganda and onto Kampala, where her artificial leg was fitted. Then, of course, came the treacherous return journey. Mercifully, all went well.
Neema started at Shalom University in 2021, studying Administration and Management, and is so happy to have been given this opportunity. She is now a confident young woman with a bright future.
Accomplish also supports a school in the Democratic Republic of Congo for deaf children, called Proreso.
Meet other children who, like Neema, are part of our projects and read about how their lives have changed.