In 2021, Sister Joan (Wells of Life ambassador), partnered with Sister Lydia in Uganda to fund a memorial well in honor a fellow nun. Sister Lydia was thrilled with the positive change for her village community but knew the 7 surrounding communities were not close enough to benefit from it. She wrote to Wells of Life detailing of the urgent need for these local communities to have safe access to clean water. Now, Sister Joan and Sister Lydia have come together with Wells of Life to honor their fellow sisters and change the lives of the locals in the farming community of Mityana!
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The Origin of Sisters for Sisters
Sister Joan and Sister Lydia have come together with Wells of Life to honor their fellow sisters and change the lives of the locals in the farming community of Mityana. These wells serve as an access point for not only farmers but also the nearby schools and communities.
Meet Sister Lydia
From the age of 4, Lydia Nakawunde collected water for her family before the opportunity for clean water from a tap changed her life. Today, with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from Uganda Christian University, Sister Lydia works at Mother Kevin's sustainable farm in Kitotolo village, Mityana district. She is the head of staff at the farm. Recently, she’s been coordinating with a drill team from Wells of Life, in efforts to bringing clean water to the animal houses and the newly constructed farmhouse. According to Sister Lydia, getting clean water is not just a basic life necessity, but also a spiritual one.
"Greetings! Thank you for rising to the challenge to come to our rescue of fighting waterborne diseases within our communities. God Bless!"
- Sister Lydia
Meet Sister Joan
Having served over 65 years as a religious Sister with The Holy Faith order, she has covered the length and breadth of the world. She has fulfilled the roles of teacher, principal, and counselor to tens of thousands of people in all walks of life.
“Clean water to bring about healthy bodies, and healthy minds, so the whole person is affected...it's glorious. There is probably nothing more than I can say but a glass of water given in the name of Jesus Christ, will never go unrewarded. I believe that we are the hands and feet of Christ to our brothers and sisters in need”
- Sister Joan