Donations can be made to Melbourne Overseas Missions in one of three ways – please select the method which best suits you.
If tax deductibility is not required, then MOM will have more flexibility in responding to people in need, including the development of Christian belief. A receipt will still be issued.
Tax Deductibility: Endorsed by the ATO – 1st July 2000 - item 1 of the table in section 30-15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.
Your help supports many projects including -
SIERRA LEONE, WESTERN AFRICA – CLINIC SUPPORT
The Loretto Clinic in Makeni, Sierra Leone supported over 26,000 patient attendances in 1997. In 1998 there was considerable strife from the civil war resulting in closure. It is likely that the clinic will reopen in 1999. MOM has undertaken assistance in conjunction with Dr/Sr Ann Stevens, a St Joseph of Cluny Nun from Melbourne. Dr/Sr Stevens has been working in the area for the past three years.
KANABEA, PAPUA NEW GUINEA ONGOING COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT.
Since 1968 MOM has been involved in assistance in the development of infrastructure at Kanabea. This has included the construction of an airstrip, schools, fresh water supplies, hydro-electric scheme, a medical centre and outstations to neighbouring villages. There are over 40,000 Kamea people in this rugged , mountainous area where distance is measured in how many hours it takes to get from one place to another. The Kamea people receive very little financial assistance from the Central Government. Literacy is rated at no more than 2 or 3 per cent with perhaps 10-15 percent of children now attending schools. One of the original students has now completed his education which started at this mission and has returned as a priest to minister to his people.