Sister Srjoyce Matage
We are Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Congregation based in the Ichuni Catholic Parish in the Diocese of Kisii. We run apostolic activities that include education in primary school, hospital care, catechesis in the parish and ministering to the sick and aged in our local community. We lack safe drinking water. During the dry season, most of the rivers dry up and the children, Sisters and the people living in the area wander from place to place looking for drinking water. They end up consuming water that is also used by animals. This contaminated water transmits diseases. In our hospital, 80 percent of the children we treat are suffering from diarrhea due to waterborne diseases. We therefore urgently need to construct a big water tank that can store harvested rainwater and supply the entire community. Any kind of help you will be able to offer is a blessing. Help us secure safe drinking water.