Rhonda Maingot

Foundress and Director Living Water Community

The Living Water Community has been reaching out to support the islands in natural disasters since Hurricane David in 1979. We have a responsibility to help and are committed to our neighbors when they are in need of support and assistance. Apart from the physical and material needs; people need support spiritually, mentally and emotionally. Immediately after Hurricanes Irma and Maria made landfall we acted, reaching out to our brothers and sisters especially the most vulnerable. We are now actively involved in supporting those who are homeless and in need of assistance. We are rebuilding a school in one of the areas that was devastated. Our objective is to reach out to the weak, the poor and vulnerable.

Our Contractors building a Warehouse to store relief supplies in Dominica

Rhonda Maingot, is a Trinidadian who has been instrumental in founding an unprecedented number of charitable religious institutions dedicated to children, the poor, the elderly, and the infirm in Trinidad & Tobago and throughout the region over nearly four decades

Since founding the Living Water Community in 1975, Ms Maingot has created more than 20 religious and secular organizations, missions, and service institutions throughout the Caribbean and further abroad. These include charity missions, two hospices, one for persons with AIDS and one for persons with cancer (in 1983 and in 2006), a home for the aged (2011), drug rehabilitation centres (1986 and 2012), and many more. In addition to the many local chapters of her institutions, she has established permanent missions in St Lucia, Barbados, St Vincent, and the Netherlands Antilles. She also undertook a three-year mission to Russia after the end of communism in 1992.

In 1993, Ms Maingot founded the Trinity Communications Network, and in 1994, formed the Caribbean School for Catholic Communications. Ms Maingot has been honoured by several organizations, nationally and internationally for her work. These include the State (Trinidad & Tobago), with a National Award, Humming Bird Gold (1986), the Express Newspaper, the Rotary Club International, the City of Port of Spain, and the Embassy of the United States. Rhonda received an Honourary Doctorate from the University of the West Indies and an award from the Anthony N. Sabga Caribbean Award For Excellence