2022 Lenten Snapshots

During the 2022 Lenten season, we’ll share the work of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur from around the world. We hope you in turn will share their work with your family, friends, students and faculty. If you are interested in the Lenten Handout, please click here. Click here for the Lenten prayer card.

Lenten Snapshot #1: Clean Water is the Key to Life

In December 2021, the water system at Kitenda, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) became operable.

The site team replaced the 5.5-kilowatt pump with a 10-kilowatt pump. The system works by pumping water through a supply pipe a distance of 710 meters from the source along the ground and lifting it through 78 meters of elevation to where it finally discharges into the ground storage tanks. For the Sisters’ water systems in DRC, elevation is usually the dominant parameter to determine the required pumping power.

We are happy to see the water rush out of the tap and to know we can supply some of the needs of the Sisters in the community and the village through the public water taps that are located just outside of the SND community area.

Making known God’s goodness with you,

Sister Ann Fanella, SNDdeN
Clean Water for Life Volunteer

 P.S. If you'd like additional information about the Clean Water for Life project, please contact Angie Weisgerber at [email protected].

 

The water is turned on in Kitenda, DRC!

The water is turned on in Kitenda, DRC!

The village priest blesses the Sisters' updated water system in Kitenda, DRC.

The village priest blesses the Sisters' updated water system in Kitenda, DRC.

Children access the village water source in Kitenda, DRC.

Children access the village water source in Kitenda, DRC.