DAUGHTERS OF CHARITY
OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
INTERNATIONAL PROJECT SERVICES
Arriving in Joaboatao in 1932, the Daughters of Charity first provided education for poor girls, and later a boarding school for girls. Now these facilities, The Village of the Miraculous Medal Institution, are used for multiple social services and for education via St. Catherine Laboure School, which is housed in building. It also houses retreats, formation, and religious and social events. Project beneficiaries come from the surrounding community comprised of people with little schooling and low incomes; who mostly make their living as street peddlers and day laborers. In addition to reaching vulnerable children, adolescents, young people, women, men and families at The Miraculous Medal Institution, the sisters also conduct home visits for spiritual and social support in an area impacted by high crime, violence and threats. This project proposes to bring efficient and cost effective solar energy to the Miraculous Medal Institution. These reduced energy costs will free finances for more investments into the social welfare of the beneficiaries and enable other needed structural improvements. Importantly, installation of the photovoltaic power system will contribute to reduced carbon emissions by moving to clean, renewable energy in consideration of the environment.
|Main Category||Human/Social Services|
|Sub Category||Construction/Renovation, Technology|