Improvement and development of cultivating sunflowers – supporting families in the local village
with a microcredit program.
Background and reason for the project:
The Salvatorian Sisters built the existing house in 1986, near the parish of Makulani, a place about 10 km from Masasi in the southern Tanzania. During the initial years, the sisters were working in the school, teaching catechism and doing social work, especially with young people from the village.
Since 1997, the sisters use their house as a noviciate for the formation of young girls and new members of the congregation. Today, two sisters and six novices are living in Makulani. The number of candidates (also from the mission in Kenya) is increasing; and so the noviciate will have more members in the future.
Beside all of these activities the sisters are taking care of poor people who are in need. From the beginning, the sisters were also engaged in farming, cultivating the fields and training the people to have a sustainable life through farming. Together with some families they started to plant sunflowers. They collected the sunflower seeds and took them to a place far away to press the oil. Because of the good results and the interest and enthusiasm of the people, this project has increased but needs to be extended.
Families & children in the village of Makulani
Grants or Funds:
€5.625,– from a Belgian Organization
Sisters of the Divine Savior
Viale delle Mura Gianicolensi 67,