Projects Supported

Medication for Leprosy & Tuberculosis
Patients in Khulna, Bangladesh

Sr. Roberta Pignone is a Missionary Sister of the Immaculate (PIME Sister) and a medical doctor. She works amid the poor in the slums of the Diocese of Khulna in Bangladesh treating those who come seeking help, especially those with leprosy and TB. In addition to a small 33-bed hospital, 3 clinics, and 15 TB control centers, the work of Sr. Roberta involves intensive outreach efforts crisscrossing the streets of Khulna to educate the people and treat the suffering. 

Last year, PIME US Supporters – like you – helped Sr. Roberta stock a new dispensary with medications, helping her to raise those who desperately needed them. Sr. Roberta’s dispensaries will continue to need annual support of $11,000 in order to maintain this vital assistance to the most vulnerable.

Projects That Need Your Support

Reduce Disability of Leprosy Patients in Bangladesh

The Dhanjuri Leprosy Control Center needs assistance in the treatment, care, and therapy of patients. This Center is a charitable program of the Catholic Church of the Dinajpur Diocese in Bangladesh. It aims for full implementation of multi-drug therapy service in partnership with the government and covers 13 sub-districts of Dinajpur, areas known as the highest leprosy endemic of Bangladesh. Activities at the Center include case detection through the information program, house to house visits and absentee tracing, treatment of all patients, prevention of deformity (P.O.D.), community based rehabilitation, education for both patient and the public and staff development training. 

The Mission Development Projects General Fund

The Mission Development Projects General Fund supports every kind of project in the missions where PIME Missionaries serve around the world. This fund is important because it supports the projects that might be left unresolved due to a lack of funding or those that need support right away. Needless to say, the general fund helps to ensure that no need, and no needy soul, is forgotten.