Lepers Apostolate: The Government gives the lepers a monthly allowance of N500 naira = $3.30 for each patient. As this amount can only sustain them for a day or two , they have to do farming, at least those who have still some fingers remaining in their hands, but most of them they don’t have any more.
The FI misisionaries were challenged to do concrete things for what they need most of their "today and tomorrow". The first priority was the water supply, followed by a standard education. They established the Charity School for the helpless. Sustenance of the administration of the School is a hard monthly struggle by philanthropists who believe that it is in giving that we can receive more.
It started with the Nursery and Primary level with the hope of having in the future the Secondary level and Technical School. At present, there are three Charity School Centers. 22 Villages are grouped into three. Each Group has one MIM Charity School Center.
Hopefully soon a Cooperative of MIM Farmers, which is for the Farmers own Group, will be established. This Cooperative will supply the poor with tractors, seeds, fertilizers, medicine and other farm needs, and they will pay later at harvest time. Since this money lender Group is their own, they will do everything for the conquering of souls for God through the Immaculate. Villages will be grouped into many centers (a center can have 6 or 7 Villages) where each group or center can have a tractor to cultivate their farms and farm supplies, and even can have individual loan from the Cooperative in the future. May Our Lady continue to help the poorest of the poor.
Prayer to Our Lady of Africa
Our Lady of Africa, Mother of us all,
be specially mindful of the peoples of Africa.
Gather together all those who follow Jesus Christ.
May they be one in the Church of your Son.
May all those who have not yet recognized Jesus
as the Son of the Father be drawn by his Light.
May all those who have been seized by Christ
proclaim the Good News by their whole life.