Presence of the Augustinian Sisters, Pomeroy Kwa Zulu Natal
Since 1965 the Augustinian Sisters, inspired by their love of God and neighbor, have worked at Pomeroy as health providers especially in Noyi Bazi Clinic. The clinic was closed in 2013 as the services were taken over by the local district health department. Alongside the clinic, other projects were developed over the years in response to the needs of the people.
Msinga District, where Pomeroy is situated, has an extremely high incidence of TB and HIV infections. It is also the second poorest local municipality in the country. Many villages have still no access to electricity or cleaned water.
Today the community of Sisters, with 2 candidates who have come to discover our life, continue to witness to a life of prayer and mercy in this poor area where Catholics are few and needs are great. With Augustinian Fathers from Nigeria we reached out to the peoples around.
One sister works in the government clinic, the others are involved with various projects with the help of volunteers, 40 home based carers and other volunteers. These projects depend on funding received and at the moment from Homeplan, an organization in Holland, Misereor… Funding is always a problem.
- Orphans and vulnerable children project, over 500 children are registered in our programme.
- Computer school, at the moment 40 students are preparing to write their ICDL exams at the end of October.
- Building of houses for the poorest of the orphans families
- Nutrition for HIV and TB patients
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