We begin the week with announcements. We’d like to share the number that we obtained during 2022 for our reference centre: the Lwiro Primates Rehabilitation Centre, in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Thanks to those who helped us, we’ve gathered a total of 13.387’8 €, which will be invested in the nourishment expenses of the more than 200 orphan primates that live in this place. You can imagine the amount in kilograms of food that they need to feed such a quantity of animals. They must take into account the fruits, vegetables, and cereals. Besides, the little ones need baby food and breastmilk adapted to their age.
A chimpanzee consumes about 5 kg of food per day. Therefore, the centre has to buy more than 3.000kg of food per week from local farms, which gives economic support to the people of Congo. We thank dearly those who help us by being there, especially godparents, teamers, volunteers, and the Board of SOS Primates.
In other news, this week we’ll announce another digit achieved through the campaign “This year SOS Primates collaborates with”.