Sr. Celestine Daly on behalf of the Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy visited the flood victims in Mazabuka District in Zambia and made donations in January 2017.
Donations of mealie meal, kapenta, cooking oil, washing – bathing soap, salt and sugar were given to the flood victims whose homes collapsed in the Zambia compound on Christmas Day and are currently camped at Nichete Primary School.
Sr. Celestine Daly has been working with twenty affected families giving donations. She said they moved in to offer the little support because of the desperate situations the victims found themselves in, and that helping people in need is what her congregation’s charism stresses.
“Faith without good works is dead,” according to St. Paul. These words have inspired our congregation to work for integral human development and to use our God given talents in co-creating a haven of peace and prosperity in Zambia.” Sr. Celestine
Sr. Celestine talked about how as a congregation they are inspired by the life of Jesus and their Foundress Catherine McAuley. Sr. Celestine said it was now over forty years since the Sisters of Mercy came to Zambia and that the years had brought many changes in their mission.
The Sisters have moved from structured ministries to unstructured ministries and currently are involved in various programmes ranging from: the wellbeing of Children and Families, HIV/AIDS, Training for Women, Spirituality, Children with Special Needs, Educational support Programmes, Community Schools and Infrastructure Programmes. For the last 38 years, Sisters of Mercy have been devoting their time and energy to supporting the Zambian people in the area of Health and Education.
Information from Star Newspaper, Mazabuka.