The People to whom we are ministering are landless agricultural labourers who live by hand to mouth. The tribals mostly depend on the products of forest like wild honey, firewood, etc. for their livelihood. Though there is a minimum wage fixed by the Government, the unscruplous landlords and contractors deny them their rightful wages. Many a time, they also become victims of money lenders and get attracted to anti-social elements. Due to malnutrition and hard work, they suffer from tuberculosis, anemia, etc. Also due to poor habitation they suffer from malaria, jaundice, typhoid and other communicable disceases. Most of the people are unhealthy and have a shorter life span. Child-mortality, premature deaths, post and pre-natal diseases are common among them.
The poor living conditions have made them despondent. Addiction to country liquor is another evil of this society. Other issues are land disputes, extremists menace and poverty. Their struggle for survival often ends up in defeat and despair. Though the Government has a lot of programs for their welfare and development, very often, they do not produce the desired result.
It is an endeavor of the Province to take care of these disadvantaged section of people especially the poor, widows and physically challenged by providing basic facilities for livelihood like Shelter, Food, Water and Education.
Activities undertaken by the Province to enhance the life situation of the people in our mission stations are:
1. Sinking a bore well for providing protected water supply for a village.
2. Providing a sewing machine to the poor family or a poor widow to fend for themselves.
3. Providing bicycles to daily labourers and vendors & School Studnets:
For the care of Orphans, their Education and Needs
Constructing low-cost House for the Poor and Marginalized (Dalits)
Running of Elementary Schools in the Interior Villages
Medical Camp &Health Care for the Interior villagers and poor
Maintenance and Education of our Seminarians
Women Empowerment through Self-Group
Vocational Training for the School Drop-outs and Continued Education
Sinking a bore well for providing protected water supply for a villagey
Providing a sewing machine to the poor family or a poor widow to fend for themselves
Providing bicycles to daily labourers and vendors & School Studnets
Care for the Widows & Widowers
Care for the Differently Abled
Care for the Aged
WE SEE GOD IN THE FACE OF THE NEEDY
Heralds of Good News is an indigenous Clerical Missionary Society of Apostolic Life of Pontifical Right. Whose principal seat is established in the Diocese of Eluru, Andhra Pradesh, India. Read More...
Rev. Fr. Alex Ravindran