Friends and supporters enable VLM to continue working with those who live in conditions of material poverty in East Africa. Your generosity also helps VLM to sponsor various on-going projects in both countries in order to work for our mission of creating systemic change. To date, donations have made it possible for VLM to:


  • Sponsor the education of 200 children in Bahir Dar and Jimma, Ethiopia who would otherwise not be in school
  • Construct 3 new classrooms and a school library for the Blessed Ghebre Michael Catholic School in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, allowing 200 additional children to attend school and learn with books
  • Purchase a bus in Bahir Dar that enables children to attend school during the rainy season
  • Build a primary school serving 300 children in the Ginjo and Tulema communities in Jimma, Ethiopia
  • Construct and stock a new libraries in Thigio, Kenya and Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
  • Sponsor a health care and nutrition program for 200 people in Thigio, Kenya, providing vaccinations to protect against disease
  • Facilitate camps serving 2,000 children in Nairobi, Kiio, Chepnyal, Kitale, and Thigio, Kenya

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  • $10 can purchase 2 children’s books to help children learn how to read in Ethiopia
  • $20 will buy 12 packs of pencils benefiting 120 children in African schools
  • $25 can purchase a travel visa for a volunteer
  • $60 can cover the cost of health care and vaccinations for 1 person in Thigio, Kenya
  • $150 can sponsor the education of a child in Ethiopia for one year; including tuition, lunch, books, and a school uniform
  • $1,000 can provide a 3 week educational camp for 150 children in Kenya

Are you interested in making a tax-deductible donation to the Vincentian Lay Missionaries?

You can send a check, made payable to Daughters of Charity Ministries, Inc. – VLM, to:

Vincentian Lay Missionaries
4330 Olive St. St Louis, MO 63108