Renovate a Convent of the Missionary Sisters of Mary in Uganda

Project Code: 158-05-19

The Diocese of Lira, in northern Uganda, is in the region that was plagued by civil war for 20 years. This bloody conflict, which finally came to an end in 2007,  left many deep scars and open wounds behind. Many are still traumatized and live in fear to this day. The educational level is poor, since most people were unable to attend school during the war, and there is widespread, grinding poverty. There are also many victims of HIV or full-blown AIDS. All these people need a great deal of help.Support this Project

The Sisters of the Missionary Institute of Mary, Mother of the Church, are doing their best to alleviate and uplift the situation, working in places where there are otherwise no doctors or nurses. In the remote district of Oyam, they bring hope to ordinary people whom no one else seems to care about. They run a hospital here with 178 beds which they took over in 1993 from the Comboni Sisters. They also run a clinic with an urgently needed AIDS center.

Now the 11 religious Sisters working here face the imminent prospect of having to give up their missionary apostolate. For the building they live in, built in 1953, was already in a poor state of repair when they moved in. At the time, the Sisters hoped they could soon renovate it, but they didn't have the money, and the building has only continued to deteriorate still further. Rain pours in through the holes in the roof, and termites have invaded the building and eaten away the wood to the point that parts of the roof have already collapsed and the Sisters are in real danger by continuing to stay there.

They desperately need help, and since their apostolate is so vital to the people in the region, ACN has promised them a contribution of $9,700 towards the cost of renovation of the building. Will you help us fulfill this promise to these missionary Sisters in Uganda? We are sure they will remember you in their grateful prayers.


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