Leini (Turin, Italy), 11 September 2018
Today marks the anniversary—we wish it never existed—of a tragedy that will sadly remain engraved in history: the dramatic attack on the Twin Towers in New York City in 2001.
The Church Anima Universale wishes “to put” a drop of joy and hope—that has just come true for the poorest of Haiti—in this painful day.
Sadly, 70% of the population of Haiti doesn’t have access to safe water. Therefore, waterborne diseases, like typhoid fever, cholera and intestinal infections, cause more than a half of the annual deaths, and are responsible for the high rate of child mortality.
The good news is that, thanks to the Church Anima Universale, one water treatment plant has been built that will serve almost 10,000 inhabitants of Carice, a really poor and remote village located on the mountains in Northwest Haiti.
This has been possible also thanks to the dearest Salesian Sister Annecie Audate, FMA, Director-General of VIDES International. With so much love for these people—including many children in serious difficulties because of the lack of safe water—this wonderful sister submitted to us a request from the Montfortian missionary Father Rebert Beldorin s.m.m., who works in Carice.
The missionary had prepared a project for a reverse osmosis water filtering plant, which also included one solar power supply system and rooms with concrete walls for the filtering plant and the distribution of drinking water.
Our Church financed the whole project with a donation of € 9,002 sent directly to the missionary via international bank transfer.
Sister Annecie has just sent us the documentation of the expenses and some photographs of the plant in operation, which she received from Father Rebert, along with his gratitude for us.
The place where people can now go and take the precious and vital drinking water has been named “Eudate Anima” by Father Robert.
The missionary combined the word Eau (the French for water) with Audate (the last name of Sister Annecie, who was born in Haiti), and the word Anima, for Anima Universale.
God Bless all who support the Church Anima Universale with free donations that help us to exist and, whenever possible, to also do charitable works like this for the most forgotten people.