Programs

Living Waters International's programs address basic human and spiritual needs of the peoples of East Africa. We assist Roman Catholic missionaries and the people they serve. Our programs include student sponsorship and seminarians' support. Other projects include: construction of formation houses, schools, student hostels, churches, village chapels, health clinics, food relief, tuition assistance and teachers' salaries at Catholic schools, religious formation, retreats and support for the daily living expenses of religious, training of lay catechists, housing for the poor, wells, and solar and wind power facilities. We invite you to browse our various programs.

Daughters of St. Francis de Sales - Religious Formation Program in East Africa
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Formation of the group of young women aspiring to become members of the Daughters of St. Francis de Sales (DSFS) in East Africa began in January of 2012 at the DSFS formation house at Imbaseni village, Maji ya Chai, in the Arusha Archdiocese of Tanzania. This first group was nine in number. The second group began their formation in January 2013 and the third group in January 2014, respectively. At present, there are six novices, five aspirants and four students completing their secondary school studies. Five DSFS Sisters reside at the formation house at Imbaseni village, two leading the formation program and the other three administering and staffing the DSFS Pre-school and Primary School.

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Apart from the constant help of the Novice Mistress and House Superior, the novices are enriched by various classes presented by visiting professors and by seminars offered through the Arusha Archdiocese. Formation expenses include textbooks, religious periodicals and other study materials, food, medical expenses, resident permits and travel expenses for the non-Tanzanians, and visiting professors' expenses. All of these expenditures for forming native African women as religious are a huge expense for the congregation, but are essential. The future of the congregation in Africa is in the hands of these young women under formation.

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In 2013-14, the DSFS, with the assistance of Living Waters International, were very fortunate in that they were the recipients of $25,000 in grant dollars. This helped a lot to cover their formation expenses.