Tanzania - Benedictine Sisters of Ndanda
Project 6673 - Purchase of a bus
The African Congregation of the Benedictine Sisters of Our Lady of Christian Relief was founded in Ndanda in 1946 by Bishop Joachim Amman, a Benedictine of the Congregation of St Ottilian (Germany).
The Congregation's services extend to five dioceses in Tanzania. The aim of this diocesan Congregation is to respond to the needs of the local population by teaching catechism, caring for the sick and marginalized, teaching in schools at different levels and building the capacity of rural women who are especially oppressed by men because of their cultural beliefs.
In 2011, following a request from the Bishop of Northern Mozambique, three sisters were sent to found in his diocese.
Currently, the Congregation has six convents with different apostolates. There are currently 22 sisters in formation.
The community of Ndanda alone has 370 sisters and is spread over three locations: Ndanda, Mikindani and Narunyu. The sisters in formation live in Narunyu where the Congregation's farm that supplies these houses is located.
The sisters are considering the purchase of a Toyota Coaster to facilitate the movement of young sisters between the three houses for formation, meetings and community celebrations such as jubilees, funerals, etc. If necessary, this bus could help with the delivery of agricultural products to the various houses.
Requested amount: 15,000 euros