Reducing Reliance on Buckets and Baskets
Wake up. Walk to the river. Draw the water. Collect the wood. Make the fire. Boil the water. Tend the garden. Walk to the market. Barter for food. Cook the daily meal. Go to sleep. Repeat.
Daily survival tasks are shouldered by impoverished women and children in rural Africa. These tasks compromise their health and personal safety while draining time and energy away from educational or employment opportunities. Putting systems in place that allow for greater access to educational and economic opportunities for women and children is at the heart of the mission of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.
Sisters Partner with Procter & Gamble
The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur recently entered into a landmark partnership with Procter & Gamble -- makers of the P&G water purification packets.The Sisters will buy the packets at a reduced cost from an in-country P&G distributor and truck the packets to their missions in rural areas of Congo and Nigeria. The Sisters will then educate local women about proper usage of the packets. This initiative will bring clean and safe drinking water to thousands of impoverished people. Each 10-cent packet purifies two-and-a-half gallons of water -- enough water to quench the thirst of one child every day. Please help the Sisters purchase water purification packets from P&G.
|Teaching young women the concepts of proportion and percentages is crucial for understanding how to use P&G's water purification packets safely and effectively.|