Transforming Communities through Clean Water I have been Cross Catholic Outreach’s project officer for more than five years, and I have had the pleasure of working hand-in-hand with the social outreach organization, FUNDASEP, of the Catholic Diocese of San Juan de la Maguana in the Dominican Republic. Over the years, FUNDASEP has done everything from […]
The water collected to use in Haiti shouldn’t be used for drinking or other household activities because it can make people sick, but the Laurents have to do this to survive. Read more.
Today we celebrate World Water Day — a day to recognize the critical importance of fresh, safe water. The idea for this special day was suggested to the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in 1992, and on March 22, 1993, the first World Water Day was declared. This year marks the 25th anniversary […]
It was just as well I didn’t speak Spanish, because I had no idea what to say. Even our host, who spoke the language fluently, fumbled for words. Like me, he was stunned by this amazing Nicaraguan family. We were there to help, but I felt they had a great gift to offer us too. […]
My recent bout of the stomach flu has made me grateful for some things: A comfortable bed. A toilet inside my home. Clean water when I’m dehydrated. Money for a doctor (and a vehicle to get to the clinic). Food to regain my strength. And of course, plenty of hygienic products to eradicate every last […]
Recently, when I was on a mission trip in Nicaragua, I was struck by how subdued all the little children were at each of my stops. I could certainly understand. After all, I would be intimidated if strangers walked into my village. But one would think you would still meet one or two outgoing kids. […]