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Maria Cecilia Espinoza

Year in service: 1985-2019 Country: USA City: Ossining, NY Focus: Education, Pastoral Care Projects(s): Always a Missioner (AAM) Manager, Friends Across Borders (FAB) Manager People Served: AAM: 500 returned missioners, FAB: 150 – 200 people per year, 60 young people, 5 – 10 families, and 100 adults of all ages Project Goal(s): AAM: Continue relationships with missioners who previously served with Maryknoll Lay Missioners. FAB: Bring awareness...
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Susan (Susana) Carpenter

Years in service: 2014-2019 Country: Tanzania City: Mwanza Focus: Education and Pastoral Care Project(s): 1) Literacy Education for Adults; 2) Scholars Program for Vulnerable Youth People Served: 1) Adults from Mabatini (Maryknoll) Parish; 2) Youth from Mwanza Project Goal(s): 1) Teach literacy (reading, writing, and basic math) to adults in Mwanza who have not had the gift of education;  2)...
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Dwayne Fernandes

Year Joined MKLM: 2014 Country: El Salvador City: San Salvador Focus: Human Formation Project: FUNDASIL People Served: Children, many of whom are emotionally, physically or sexually abused Project Goal(s): Education, child safety and rights, empowerment, gender equality, counselling and healing. Current Ministry: In the afternoon shadow of the Quetzaltepeque volcano, on the margins of the city of San Salvador, lies...
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James (Jim) Kott

Year Joined MKLM: 2015 Country: Brazil City: São Paulo Focus: Education, Pastoral Care Project(s): Homeless and Prison Ministries People Served: Prisoners and Homeless Project Goal(s):  Share Gospel Values with the marginalized in São Paulo Brazil Current Ministry: Jim is engaged in mission in six São Paulo prisons and a homeless ministry in the center of the city. He ministers to...
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Sirikit Noronha

Year Joined MKLM: 2011 Country: Brazil City: São Paulo Focus: Justice and Peace, Human Rights Project(s): Caritas Refugee Center; Institute for Land, Labor and Citizenship (ITTC); Casa de Clara, Center for the Elderly People Served: Refugees, Foreign women in prison, Elderly Projects’ Goals (3 different Projects/Populations/NGOs): To protect and defend the rights of Refugees, Foreign women in prison and the Elderly. To provide services and support...
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Teresa Villaruz

Year Joined MKLM: 2014 Country: Bolivia City: Cochabamba Focus: Education and Outreach, Prevention Project(s): El Centro Hermano Manolo (The Brother Manolo Center) People Served: Child Workers Project Goal(s): To empower children as workers and students, making sure that they are aware of their rights and protected from exploitation. Current Ministry: Teresa works at El Centro Hermano Manolo in La Cancha,...
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Sam Stanton

YEAR JOINED MKLM: 1985 COUNTRY: Chile and United States FOCUS: Development, Education and Pastoral Care PERSONAL DATA: Sam graduated from Kansas State with a B.S. in Social Work and a minor in Sociology. He also attended graduate classes in Theology Studies at Notre Dame University and has a Certificate in Not for Profit Management from Harvard Business School. MKLM WORK:...
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Jim McLaughlin

YEAR JOINED MKLM: 2003 COUNTRY: Cambodia CITY: Phnom Penh FOCUS: Health PROJECT: Microbiology Laboratory, National Laboratory of Public Health PEOPLE SERVED: Entire population of Cambodia GOAL: Develop an antibiotic-susceptibility testing laboratory for teaching and to provide data for the treatment of patients with bacterial infections PERSONAL DATA Jim joined MKLM with his wife Roberta in 2003. Together they raised three...
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Roberta McLaughlin

YEAR JOINED MKLM: 2003 COUNTRY: Cambodia CITY: Phnom Penh FOCUS: Education, Civil and Human Rights PROJECT: 1.Youth Resources Development Program; 2. ECPAT Cambodia PEOPLE SERVED: 1. University Students; 2. Sexually exploited children GOAL: 1. help university students develop critical thinking skills. 2. focuses on the struggle against child sex exploitation in the area of child pornography, child sex tourism and...
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