South Sudan relief project

The new country of South Sudan is poor, extremely poor. There is scarcely any work to be found, least of all for deaf-mute people.

The Comboni missionary Dr. Erich Fischnaller from the South Tyrolean village of Mühlbach had an idea, namely that deaf-mute people can “talk” with their fingers and hands. So now, in the mission station in Lomin, there is a group of craftspeople consisting of 15 deaf-mute women who make innovative Christmas cards using dried banana leaves and, in this way, earn a modest income. Buy one of their cards and you too can help to ensure that these women can continue to work.

Who can get involved in this project?

Each card is available for a donation of € 2.

We’re looking for school classes who are willing to sell cards like these during the run up to Christmas.

The proceeds will then be passed on to the deaf-mute group in South Sudan who made the cards and who are looked after and supported by the missionary Erich Fischnaller.

A few practical tips:

  • The cards are available from the office of “social network South Tyrol” (Max Valier school, Sorrentstrasse 20, Bozen) or they can, if requested, be delivered directly to schools.
  • For school classes, the cards can be collected without any payment in advance.
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