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Catholic Medical Mission Board Is Awarded a 2024 Envision Grant

May 19, 2024

The Envision Board is happy to announce that the Catholic Medical Mission Board has been awarded a one-time grant of $25,000 to improve water sanitation and hygiene in rural Kenyan health clinics.

Lack of access to safe water, functioning latrines, and hand washing stations increases transmission of communicable diseases to patients, healthcare workers, and the community. Through the Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB), rural populations in Kenya will receive access to better sanitation and hygiene.

This project will provide 5 clinics access to water systems that provide clean water to healthcare workers, patients, and families. CMMB will install five rainwater catchment systems and 30 hand washing stations at rural Kenyan health care clinics.

Envision Grants are awarded every year to incubate new and innovative initiatives that extend beyond the church’s annual programs and budget. Grants are awarded as seed money for new projects or programs, not for day-to-day operating expenses. Proposals must fall under at least one of these categories:

  • Ministry Development: To identify new or expanded ministry areas for a congregation or congregations
  • Service: Local, national, or international humanitarian activities
  • Social Justice Advocacy: Work for social change to remove obstacles for all people

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