Hut Built for Elderly Grandmother and Her Grandchildren

Today is Thursday and I am in Shangombo with Fr. Pius visiting a grandmother and her grandchildren. The parents of the children are both deceased so they live with their grandmother in this hut the Oblates built for her.IMG_3122

IMG_3121The hut is nicer than most because it has a tin roof rather than grass. ┬áThe hut also needs a mud glaze added to it just before rainy season so that water doesn’t crumble or wash out sections of the walls.

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Author: John Wagner

I work for the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate in Belleville, Illinois in the USA. The Oblates are a Roman Catholic congregation of priests and brothers founded after the French Revolution by St. Eugene De Mazenod to work among the poor. Today there are nearly 4,000 missionaries working in more than 60 countries around the world.

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