This year, the boys of St. Joseph’s Orphanage celebrated Christmas with a tree, a nativity scene, gifts, and games. For the first time, they were also able to draw water from their own well.
Father Joseph, the vicar of a small parish in Durgi, India, provides housing, food, clothing, and education to over 40 orphaned or abandoned boys from the surrounding villages. St. Joseph’s Orphanage is a safe house and a home for these boys, most of whom have nowhere else to go. Father Joe does his best not only to give them a place of sanctuary, but also to offer them the opportunity to escape poverty through education.
But with a full parish also in his care, his resources are often limited, especially because of the harsh weather and living conditions of the region. In 2015 and 2016, the region has experienced extreme drought. With no running water and few wells in the village, the community in Durgi and St. Joseph’s Orphanage were under tremendous need.
Monte Bene has assisted St. Joseph’s Orphanage with facility repairs and in providing clothes, supplies, and furniture. At the end of last year, we were able to provide Fr. Joe with the resources to build a well for the orphanage. The children were able to draw a limited supply of water for their daily use. But the water the well produced was not enough to sustain the local community as well.
In 2016, Monte Bene will be devoting a portion of its resources to helping build a well for the community of Durgi, India. It is through your loyalty to our company and support of our products that we are able to make these contributions. Know that when you purchase a Monte Bene product, you are directly helping the children of St. Joseph’s Orphanage and the people of Durgi. Thank you for your continued support.
If you would like to learn more about helping St. Joseph’s Orphanage and Durgi, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “St. Joseph’s Orphanage.”