Welcome to the village of sugar cane.
Snehanilaya Community in Shimoga district is the closest community to the Vice Provincial house. Shimoga is another diocese in the state of Karnataka, six hours journey from Bangalore. The diocese was established in the year 1988.
Snehanilaya Community was inaugurated in Karehally in 1993. as a follow up of the decision taken at the Regional convocation of 1991 of having another community in Karnataka. This was a step to facilitate our journey from “Dourdan to Sainville”.
Karehally has a population of about 5000 people. Many are migrated from Tamil Nadu and they comprise the Catholic population. They are mostly small farmers and labourers.
The goal of our mission is to collaborate with the parish and the diocese in the integral development of the people of Karehally and the surrounding villages. There was a developmental project already in place which was started by the sisters of St. Charles Borromeo as an outreach program of Nirmala Hospital in Bhadravati.
Snehanilaya is an abode of love from where the rays of love burst forth to give life, hope and consolation to many regardless of caste, creed and culture.
The daily Eucharist shared and word of God listened and pondered are the sources of life and strength in making their “YES” a reality. The sisters are fully involved in the many different activities of the parish.
Human promotion, especially the empowering of women to take their rightful place in the society has born fruit. Many income generating projects have been introduced through the self-help group.
Basic education is offered to the children through the kindergarten. St Dominic's School offers an integrated formation to the students upto 10th standard.
Free tuition is given for the weaker students. The sisters facilitate the continued education of school drop-outs by placing them in educational and training institutions. They care for the sick, who come to the house and also conduct mobile clinics in near and far away villages.The love and warmth which characterizes Snehanilaya is the quality expressed in their ministries.