- May 27, 2020
In many ways, the liquid gold of oil runs through an artery of death in the Amazon, killing the life it touches and bringing few benefits to the people who live here.
A recent stint translating blogs from English to Spanish on Alverno College’s SisterStory website gave graduate Sarai Melendez a lesson in religious life.
The genocide committed by the Hutus against Tutsis in Rwanda in the 1990s still understandably haunts the nation. Rwanda is still in some distress, but there has been considerable progress in certain areas like healthcare in much of the country. However, there are still very underserved places and people, and the missionary sisters of the Little Daughters of St. Joseph are doing all they can to fill in the gaps in rural, poor and difficult to get to places like Muyanza.
“We are so much happier because we get a place to call ours,” said Sister Josephine Muthoni Kwenga, a Sister of St. Joseph of Tarbes describing a shipping container they set up as a store where women gather for seminars on conflict resolution, empowerment and health. They also learned beading techniques to make small crafts to sell at local markets.