“Before arriving in Bukavu
I lived for 20 years at Birava, a little further north. Cholera was endemic,
there was no drinking-water and in the parish I worked mainly with illiterate
girls. Together we sought a way to get water and we cared for the camps. With
the children of the summer colony I reforested the area, I created nursery
gardens and plantations. The young people then contributed what they’d learned
in the villages. When I went away in 2002, I left a local team able to carry on
the activity quite peacefully. Basically this is our task”. This is what the
lay Sr Natalina Isella told Ambra Notari of Redattore
sociale, a daily portal on social hardship, volunteer work and the third
sector. In the
St. Peter’s Square
Jan. 17, 2020
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