Sister Water Project seeks volunteers for mission trip


DUBUQUE — The Sisters of St. Francis of Dubuque are seeking volunteers for a mission trip Sept. 23-30 to Honduras with the Sister Water Project.
The Sister Water Project mission team will help make potable water accessible to people in the rural village of La Iguala, near the town of Gracias in Lempira, Honduras. The team will dig trenches, lay PVC pipes and install a water tank and pump.

Team members must be 18 years old (16 years old if accompanied by a parent/guardian); physically healthy and strong enough to perform strenuous activity at high altitudes; and be willing to participate fully in the work, prayer and team building of the daily schedule. Team members also need to have a passport that expires after Jan. 1, 2017; travel insurance and appropriate vaccines.

The $1,000 mission trip fee includes travel (ground and air from the United States to Honduras), food and lodging. Limited scholarship funding is available.
To participate in the Sister Water Project Mission trip, visit or email Pat Sievers at for an application form. Applications are due by May 31 to Sievers by email or write to 3390 Windsor Ave., Dubuque, IA 52001. For more information, contact Sister Kathy Knipper at (563) 583-9786 or

The Sister Water Project was launched in 2006 to bring safe water to villages in Tanzania and Honduras and has completed or restored more than 100 well projects in Tanzania and 10 water systems in Honduras.


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