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AIN KARIM CHILDREN'S HOME
Operated by the Sisters Servants for the Visitation Foundation Incorporated
Ain Karim is located on the site of the SSV Mission-Aid Bato located in Barangay Bato, Borongan City, Eastern Samar, Philippines. "Ain Karim is home to special children: children with disabilities, neglected, abandoned, and other children needing special care and protection. At Ain Karim, they are given an opportunity to live in a family atmosphere with love, care, security, and protection. The Sisters Servants of the Visitation provide a package of preventative and developmental interventions to promote each child's full development as an individual with inherent worth and dignity. SSV believes that in welcoming the most vulnerable child, they welcome Jesus who comes to stay with them and wants to be loved as a weak and needy child.
We also have in our care vulnerable young girls who are in need love, stability and protection as they complete their studies and grow into young adults. Our apostolates extend to the spiritual formation of the children and youth of the nearby village of Cati-an, a Mother's Program, our scholars program to assist very poor students whose families cannot afford their school expenses, hospital ministry, home health visits and feeding programs for the elderly and sick in the remote areas. We live with and serve our neighbors accompanying them in their daily lives and we go with haste anywhere we are called to bring relief, aid, comfort, and spiritual companionship to the people of the province of Eastern Samar." ~ Sr. Rubi Arellano, SSV
MAGNIFICAT HOUSE, OL MORAN, KENYA
Operated by the Sisters Servants for the Visitation
The SSV Mission located within St. Marks Catholic Parish, Ol Moran, Laikipia County West, Kenya. "We serve, through the grace of our charism and God's providence, the rural poor and tribal people of the remote savanna area of Ol Moran, six hours from Nairobi. Our Magnificat House serves as a home for mentally and physically disabled children and adults abandoned by their families, as a rescue house for girls who have been violated, girls given into early marriages, and those who have experienced female genital mutilation. There are many children and youth who need protection from neglect, physical abuse, and those abandoned mentally and physically challenged individuals in need of our help and our loving care in our Magnificat House home. We also operate the free Catholic Dispensary to serve the medical needs of the people living within the entire area of St. Mark's Parish, Ol Moran (approx.1000 square km., over 10,000 people) by providing emergency care, ambulance, medicines, and follow-up home care to the sick and injured. We promote a Food for Work program to give the dignity of work to those whose circumstances or due to drought have fallen deeper into poverty. We are the catechists to the young children of St. Mark's Parish Church PMC program with 200 students at the parish center and 300 also in village local churches." ~Sr. Monica Gitahi, SSV