The HelpMadina charity works along side the Xaverian Missionary in supporting the health needs of the Madina community.
During Veronica’s first visit to Sierra Leone, she came across the Xaverian Missionaries.
There are just over 800 Xaverian Missionaries world wide and about 30 of them are in various parts of Sierra Leone. They are a wonderful and loving family. As well as fulfilling their pastoral duties, they are dedicating their lives to serve the local communities in many other ways. This includes building and running schools, funding children through their education, building water wells, training people for employment, and much more.
In some areas, such as the Madina area, the missionaries have also introduced some basic medical facilities that were lacking. One of the missionaries in Madina, Brother Bruno Meneci, is a nurse with a Diploma in Tropical Medicine. It was he who inspired Veronica and Rohit to become involved in helping with the various medical projects.