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LENT 2024

Alms Charity #1

Water

 

Our hope was to build a water harvesting facility on behalf of a rural parish who desperately needed clean, safe drinking water for their 400 families and school children.

It involves purchasing massive storage tanks and a series of piping and mechanical structures to direct the rain from rooftops to purifying filters and into the storage tanks.

AMOUNT NEEDED. AMOUNT RAISED.

$133,532.27

CONSTRUCTION BEGINS MAY 2024...

THE NEED

Our Lady Queen of Peace church is a Vincentian parish of 400 families, most of who are peasant farmers in a rural village in Kenya called Karuiro. They suffer from a lack of water to clean, cook and drink. The small school of 450 children suffer from disease and sickness because what water they can get is tainted and contaminated.

Watch a short video from Fr. John, a Vincentian priest who is the pastor offering thanks...

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THE REALITY

Because of the harsh landscape and no wells or aquifers- women and children walk a 3 mile stretch to the closest river, where they fill a jug to bring back for drinking and cooking. Because they can't afford vehicles it is a journey they make 3-4 times each day.

And the water? It is contaminated and dirty with livestock wading in it. Disease and sickness are common. But what choice do they have?

Please check out the short video below of Fr. Ron explaining and showing the reality...

THE SOLUTION

Here's where we come in!

Collecting rain water during the monsoon season and storing it. It involves purchasing massive storage tanks and a series of piping and mechanical structures to direct the rain from rooftops to purifying filters and into the storage tanks.

They need 40 tanks to provide for the parish and the school. Each phase of 10 tanks cost USD $33,000. Our hope is to build all 40 tanks/systems for the parish. We can do this God Minute!

Full accounting of costs for project
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LAST YEAR WE RAISED $112,000.00 FOR OUR ALMS CHARITY. THIS YEAR WE DOULBED IT!

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