Project: Support Religious Sisters in Bolivia
“So far, ACN is the only organization willing to help us in this field. Supporting the apostolate of these sisters is the largest single item in our budget, and apart from you we have no one we can turn to. Hence any help at all that you can provide for their support will be most welcome. I want to thank you for thinking of our needs and I pray every day for ACN and your generous benefactors, who are helping to ease the burden that our apostolate here inevitably involves.” These are the words of Bishop Luis M. Casey of the Diocese of Pando in Bolivia, who wrote to us to ask support for religious sisters in his area.
Deep in the rainforest, the remote Apostolic Vicariate of Pando in northern Bolivia lies in the flat lowland region of the Amazon basin. It is only very thinly populated, and the main thoroughfares are the navigable rivers. The one and only road linking the region with the rest of the country is not always passable in the rainy season. This is the context within which the 31 religious sisters of the vicariate have to carry out their apostolate.