Monday, October 6, 2014
Peramiho Priory Series: Costs of the Orphanage
(While on home leave Sr. Rosann Ocken, Prioress of Peramiho Priory, sat down with Sr. Inviolata and talked about the work of the sisters in Tanzania-Peramiho Priory. One of their major ministries is the Orphanages where they take care of 80 children. If you would like to learn more about the work the sisters are doing check out www.mbsmissionaries.org.)
For the sisters the cost of running the orphanages is extremely high. With the decline of German benefactors and the rising costs of living, the sisters’ expenses are also going up. They have been able to manage because Sr. Fromunda had enough reserves to keep them going. The sisters depend on the help of other people to take care of the children alongside the sisters.
The sisters have the role of covering every aspect of cost of living for the orphans. The cost to cover room and board is $1 per child per day. That is $80 a day for just room and board, and does not include healthcare, education and other expenses. The costs are not like those in the United States, but still are extremely high for the area of Tanzania.