The infirmary at Catholic Parish Alenga is clean but sparsely supplied. Our dream is to provide medical supplies and, ideally, medical personnel to better serve the needs of the people of Alenga. The World Health Organization (WHO) recently renovated the maternity ward, but there are no qualified medical staff or furnishings. We currently seeking healthcare partners and volunteers who can provide basic services to the community.
Noté Karacel recently received a modest donation to help young people with vision difficulties in Alenga. We knew that some needed glasses, and still do, but Fr. Stan met an 11-year-old girl, Immaculate, and her mother, Ellen, and our immediate goal changed. Immaculate had cataracts in one eye and was hindered in her reading and studies. Because of the generosity of two people, Immaculate has had surgery in the relatively close city of Lira, and her sight is much improved. She may also need glasses, and we are prepared to provide those as well.
Immaculate is one young woman of many that are in the region who could benefit from help in obtaining better vision to enjoy the beauty of their village and, most importantly, to be able to see the blackboard at school and read their lessons. The donor for Immaculate was so moved by the success of the effort that he sent more funds for other young people with vision problems. If you’d like to join him in this venture, please send in your donation today. An incredibly small amount can go a very long way.