Accomplished Projects 2010 - today
Partial listing of major projects:
- In many regions of Tanzania the outbreak of a famine is feared due to lack of rain. We provide emergency assistance to purchase basic food supplies
- Farming operations at several monasteries are in need of new equipment. Thanks to the generosity of so many we can respond. Teaching programs for farmers, exposing them to new methods, are funded.
- The year marks the 75th Anniversary of the arrival of the first monks in Schuyler. Donations received are distributed to various locations, assisting with outreach to the needy and poor
- Gifts designated for Emergency Relief enabled us to assist our confreres in the Jilin Province of China to provide safe housing for the elderly, following the devastating flood which almost destroyed the home for the elderly.
- Montessori School at Orphanage at Mjimwema – still in progress – under that supervision and sponsorship of the Missionary Benedictine Sisters of Peramiho
- Needs of Vocational Training Center of Peramiho – classroom space & dormitories, and major renovation of the facility which opened in around 1928
- Outreach to orphans – program supervised by the Congregation Mission Procure at St. Ottilien, Germany, especially with focus on education and AIDS prevention. We help 60 orphans in Uganda, in Tanzania officially 100, and no statistic is available for Kenya – the number of orphans is rising – thanks to caring people we are able to respond to the immediate needs
- Generous contributions made it possible to help with immediate concerns of our missionaries, especially with hunger relief, medical supplies, etc.
- In Lent we informed our friends that the Medical Center – Hospital in Ndanda, Tanzania is threatened with closing its doors due to a financial crises – the wages for doctors and nurses are governed by the Health Department and on the increase – we question if the government can pay fair wages – We know that our hospital, also designated as referral hospital – has a good reputation and treats approximately 80,000 patients each year – also outreach to the sick in remote areas. Thanks to the generosity of many the hospital can continue its ministry of healing
- Transport to Life – missionaries are the “good Samaritan” when it comes to transport sick and expectant mothers to the nearest hospital. Reliable transportation is needed. One vehicle, for example comes to $35,000.00 – Can we reach the goal of purchasing at least 5 vehicles? – Ongoing Project – starting end of May 2012
- Future Appeals as directed by the Conference of Mission Procurators
Ut In Omnibus Glorificetur Deus
That in all things God may be glorified