Juba, 23 March, 2021 / 6:30 pm (ACI Africa).
Members of the Daughters of Mary Immaculate (DMI) serving in South Sudan are constructing houses for war victims in the East-Central African country in a project that will see over 100 victims resettled, years after the signing of the peace agreement to end the civil war in the country.
Speaking to ACI Africa Tuesday, March 23, the Country Director for the Society of the DMI and Collaborators (SDMIC), Sr. Jeny Maila said that members of the Religious Order of Nuns have a construction plan that will see 25 families settled outside the country’s capital, in the Archdiocese of Juba.
“In our assessment, we noted that almost 40 percent of families in Kapuri village near the outskirt Juba are IDPs (Internally Displaced Persons). The people were finding life extremely difficult to settle and meet their basic needs,” Sr. Maila told ACI Africa.
She added, “SDMIC team planned an integrated program focusing on war victims at Kapuri village after realizing the needs of not only the Internally Displaced persons but of also the returnees.”
The Indian-born Nun said that in their approach, the Nuns have strategized to select the beneficiaries of the project in South Sudan “without any bias or any prejudice.”