Latest Sister of Charity report from Nepal
The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth are making great strides with their relief efforts in Nepal, but the work is difficult, especially with the constant threat of aftershocks keeping everyone on edge. Continue to pray for everyone in Nepal, for those safety of the Sisters in ministry there and for all the victims of the earthquakes.
Sister and communications director Malini Manjoly, SCN, reports first-hand from Nepal with the Sisters in ministry there.
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Aisha Kavalakattu, SCN, went to Kavre to erect a large tent for the “child friendly space” in Rotepink. It was damaged during the second large earthquake of May 12, 2015.
SCNs are in consultation with other NGOs and people from villages to plan for the reconstruction of homes for 500 families as a long-term project.
Sisters are grateful to Arpita Mundamattam, SCN, who returned to Patna, India, on this day, after providing her support to all Sisters ministering in Kathmandu. She visited many villages for relief distribution materials during her time in Nepal.
“We had a tremor of 4.4 magnitude. It took a while for us to realize that we were really experiencing the quake.”
All of the Sisters keep a bag ready with personal emergency items as they wait out powerful tremors. Malini Manjoly, SCN, experienced first-hand, the most powerful aftershock today. She says, “At around 2:50 p.m. we had a tremor of 4.4 magnitude. It took a while for us to realize that we were really experiencing the quake. All three of us ran out of the house immediately. Two of us carried our packed bags with emergency personal items.”
Aisha Kavalakattu, SCN, attended the inauguration of the Nepal Jesuit Social Institute, a formal office to organize and carry on the relief and development work among the survivors of the earthquake of April 25, 2015. Sister Aisha will collaborate with the Jesuits of Nepal to find an office in Kavre District to carry on the relief work. Many remote villages in Kavre have not received any relief materials.
SCNs Lisa Perekkatt, Philomina Bading and Malini Manjoly went to Padmasal, Tharkeshwar, in Kathmandu to distribute nutritional food items to prenatal and postnatal women.