"It is the greatest poverty to decide that a child must die," Blessed Teresa said, "so that you may live as you wish." the need for medical care -- especially among children -- is overwhelming across much of the African continent. In rural Kenya, more than 12 percent of the babies born today will die before their first birthday. Nearly 23 percent of the children who are born today will not live to the age of five. The saddest part is that the lives of thousands of children could be saved with proper medical care and treatment. The local community has contributed as much money as they possibly can to make adequate healthcare centers possible in the region, but a lot of equipment is still needed to create suitable and operational centers, including medical equipment for infant deliveries, delivery beds, hospital beds, mattresses, pillows, sheets, blankets, equipment sterilizers, heaters, incubators, and more.
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How can children learn if they are hungry? In the village of Karabok in Kenya, East Africa, hunger is precisely the situation for nearly 200 nursery school children, ages 3-7. They all want to learn to receive a good start in life, but they first need to eat. St. Anthony Nursery school was founded 14 years ago, beginning with only a few children attending. By 2012, 50 children were enrolled. In 2013, the enrollment had mushroomed to 150 children. Enrollment is expected to exceed 200 this year! Although this rapid increase in population is good news for the school and its primary mission of education, food deprivation remains the key issue that requires special funding. In a situation like this, feeding people is just as important as educating them. The two needs are inseparable. No food, no education. Let's help to alleviate the children's hunger for food and hunger for learning.
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If your child asks for bread--will you give them a stone?
When our Lord Jesus spoke these words, He was offering His followers a message of hope . . . telling them that God the Father will care for them as we human beings care for our own children. Now -- as I write this letter to you -- I am hoping we will care for our children as well as God intended us to. Please read on and I will try to explain.
A few days ago, I received a letter from Fr. Bill Moroney -- one of our Missionary of Africa priests now working in Nairobi, Kenya, in East Africa. . . Read More>>
MOA helps drill water wells in Tanzania
Water can be gathered, or as some would say ‘harvested’, from below by digging or drilling boreholes to pump it up. It can also be harvested from above in those places where the groundwater would be too deep or maybe hardly existing.
Mbeya, in the East African country Tanzania is one of the many places where one often collects it from above, by harvesting the rains of the rainy seasons. Read More>>
In Khartoum, MOA Helps Rebuild School
"Dear Father John,
I come to you with the gratitude of the people in St. Stephen Parish for your constant support in our time of need.
In August, after the accidental death of Dr. John Garang, Vice President of the Sudan, sad incidents happened, leading to killings and destruction. Our school in Shigla was burnt ..." Read More>>
AFRICA, A Natural Treasure
Africa is a land of incredible beauty, natural treasure
and unparalleled discovery! Its people - of nearly 60
nations throughout the Continent - are among some of
the most diverse cultures and societies in all the world!
But in the midst of this land of rich heritage and facsinating
beauty - the lives of African people are being torn
apart by war, poverty, hunger, disease and oftentimes
despair . . .
Our Mission: Preach, Teach, Heal and Build
For more than 130 years, the Missionaries
of Africa - a Catholic society of religious men
- have been reaching out to men, women and children
throughout Africa to preach,
Your support will
help our missionaries continue their life saving work
among those suffering from the tragedy that has gripped
the people of this vast continent!
We invite you to learn more about
our mission, our immense and ever-growing accomplishments,
and the tragic challenges that torment the peoples of
this great continent.