Sister Giovana of the Comboni Samaritans, Uganda
Sr Giovana is one of the inspirational founders of Comboni Samaritans of Gulu, a SCIAF partner organisation in Northern Uganda.
Since moving to Uganda in 1971 she’s dedicated her life to serving those most in need, attempting to help others rebuild their lives after the devastation of war, disease and poverty. When the HIV and AIDS epidemic struck Uganda, Sister Giovana formed a group in her local parish to care for those living with HIV and AIDS. They called themselves the ‘Good Samaritans’.
We used to visit them, take them to hospital, bring them food and wash them, because nobody else did. They were just left to die. We also helped them spiritually. They were so eager even to hear God’s word. Even if they were suffering.Sr Giovana
The decades of conflict in Uganda have left a terrible legacy of impoverishment and suffering in many communities. Sr Giovana continues to work to give people the skills they need to work their way out of poverty.
I believe that the Lord is great and He is asking us to be His hands.Sr Gionvana