Return to Zambia

This copy of an email of a former VIDES+East USA volunteer relates her latest return there – this time with her husband and their child! We had a wonderful trip to Zambia May 23-June 15, visiting with old friends and making new ones. The work we did was on 3 different projects: Eric was able to work on and clean up the truck that the Salesians use as one of their two vehicles. We spent some time working with 7 of the girls on their computer skills as they have tests in school over material that really only makes sense to learn hands-on! PVC plumbing was replaced with galvanized parts for 2 of the 3 houses while we were there! with your help we were able to buy all of the parts and hire a local plumber to do the work. The girls are extremely grateful, as they went from 1 working shower and 0 flushing toilets, to 3 showers and 2 toilets in each house. If you were able to contribute financially, be sure to check your mail soon for a thank you letter signed by the girls, as well as receipts of the parts we purchased. No...

A Blessing in Disguise | VIDES+USA

By Sr. Virginia Bickford, FMA Working as a Salesian missionary for 32 years in East Africa has been one of the most rewarding and challenging experiences of my 50 years of religious life. I have wo… Source: A Blessing in Disguise |...