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The Gift of Safe drinking Water

Published on 12th January 2012.
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The Democratic Republic of Congo has been a major focus of the MDO’s work in 2011. Among the projects we support is one to pump potable water to 6 rural village communities. When Fr Tom McCabe from the MDO was in DRC in October, he sent back this report from the water project site at Idiofa in Bandundu Province. From early morning to sunset people file along narrow paths to and from the nearest safe water source, two or more kilometers away. Most are women and girls. They carry the water home on their heads; men usually try to balance their water cans on bicycles. It’s a daily drudgery from which there is no escape, and often a dangerous journey for women and girls.
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Maternity Hospital for Opala, DRC

Published on 12th January 2012.
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Opala in DRC’s Eastern Province is a district that includes many scattered villages along the Lomami River, a tributary of the majestic Congo River, deep in the equatorial forest. The only viable way in or out is by river, crossing the Equator each time. People live by subsistence agriculture and fishing. Opala’s rice fetches premium prices in towns like Kisangani, 550 kms down-river, and faraway Kinshasa, but transport is limited to overloaded dugout canoes ('pirogues'), lashed together. The 'rice-boats' make the 2-week journey to market in Kisangani and take a further 3 weeks for the return journey against the flow of the rivers...
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Fifty Computers to Haiti

Published on 12th January 2012.
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On December 8th, a container loaded with 50 carefully refurbished computers and many boxes of books and other teaching aids landed at Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The consignment is the work of Mr Tom McMahon...
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Democratic Republic of Congo

Published on 15th June 2010.
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At the heart of Democratic Republic of Congo’s equatorial forests, living standards of women and children are being improved by the provision of health and maternity facilities. Opala is a remote group of scattered villages in Eastern Province. The people work either as subsistence farmers or hunter-gatherers.
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New Dawn for Haiti?

Published on 25th May 2011.
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Paul Byrne and Barbara McCauley from the Mission Development Office have just returned from a two-day trip to Port au Prince, Haiti where they have seen firsthand the devastation caused by the earthquake of January 12th 2010. They also saw the slow pace of reconstruction and the desperately urgent needs of the many who are homeless. How, if at all, can we help?
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