ASEC Alumnae Projects by SDG
01: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
In Her Words: Proud to be a Fruit of Higher Education for Sisters in Africa (HESA)
Sr. Maria N. Isaya, a religious woman of the Institute of the Little Sisters of St. Francis in Tanzania, started her journey with ASEC in 2016 through the Higher Education for Sisters in Africa (HESA). Since then she has brought transformation to her community by using her skills to provide education to those in poverty, improving their overall quality of life.
Ripple Effects: Sisters Serving Individuals in Need
Catholic sisters in Africa see how using their education to help just one person can have an exponential positive effect on their communities.
Investing in Africa’s Small Farms Yields Big Outcomes
Catholic sisters in Africa are using crop and animal farming to sustainably support their local communities.
A Sustainable Farm Run by Catholic Nuns Reducing Food Insecurity in Rural Kenya
Sr. Susan is using her education to feed her community through a successful, sustainable farm in rural Kenya.
One Sister’s Solutions to a War Torn South Sudan
Sr. Faida noticed how difficult it was for her neighbors to obtain healthy food during lockdown. So, she and the sisters taught them how to plant vegetables using sacks and broken buckets on their veranda.
The Unlikely Women Creating Jobs and Reducing Poverty in Africa
ASEC program participants are applying their education and skills to create and sustain jobs across Africa.
Holistic Education & Life Skill Development in Kenya
After three Kenyan sisters received their training and education through ASEC, they needed ensure students' needs were met holistically in order to successfully provide a formal education.
Nun Reaches Out to Underserved Street Boys of Kitale, Kenya
HESA alumna Sr. Winnie provides food, shelter and a new chance at life to adolescent street boys in Kitale, Kenya.
Bread Bakery Brings Employment, Skill Building and Food Supply to Ugandan Community
The education Sr. Teopista gained through both SLDI and HESA help a bakery to thrive and provide nourishment to a Ugandan community.
Reducing Poverty Through Microloans for Women in Kenya
Srs. Gisele and Lucy are using the skills they learned in ASEC's SLDI program to provide microloans for Kenyan women living in urban poverty.
Helping Orphans in Tanzania See a Brighter Tomorrow
Sr. Efrosina and the Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters provide love and comfort to orphans in Tanzania, giving them hope for a brighter tomorrow.
Orphans of God
Across Africa, Catholic nuns are providing help and hope for orphaned children facing psychosocial distress, economic hardship, withdrawal from school, malnutrition and illness.
Turning Disability Into Possibility for Girls in Africa (The Story of Cheshire Home)
HESA alumna Sr. Anne is providing opportunities for girls with mental and physical disabilities in Kenya so they can reach their true potential.
Education for Orphans in Kenya
Sr. Lucy is using the skills she learned from ASEC's SLDI program to sponsor and support orphans in Kenya in desperate need of quality education.
Mercy for Kenyan Children Born With HIV
When Sr. Patricia finished ASEC's SLDI program, she knew exactly how to use her new skills in basic technology, administration and leadership: to help orphaned and vulnerable children in Kenya living with HIV/AIDS.
Sisters Spearhead Youth Projects in Africa, Providing Hope for the Future Generation
Religious sisters across Africa are using their ASEC education to spearhead projects in support of Africa's youth and future generation.
Rebirth; Sisters Renew Hope in Africa for the Poor and Marginalized
ASEC educates religious women who are renewing hope in Africa for poor and marginalized communities. Catholic Sisters provide hope in Africa many people living who are afraid to begin life anew due to disease, poverty and lack of resources.
Improving Nutrition, Reducing Poverty and Creating Jobs in Ghana
Sr. Stephany's human development projects are improving nutrition, reducing poverty and creating jobs in Ghana.
Closing the Loop With an Innovative Recycling Project
Sr. Yvette's closed loop recycling project increases food production, manages waste and lifts the economic burden from her school during times of crisis in Cameroon.
A Village for Orphans in Kenya (The Story of Nyumbani Village)
Sr. Faith Kamau, HESA student, is using her education to help the children and residents of the Nyumbani Village orphanage.
Preventing HIV/AIDS in Nigeria Through Economic Empowerment
Sr. Veronica, a humanitarian aid worker, has trained over 250 beneficiaries, providing opportunities through her economic empowerment program, as a means to prevent more cases of HIV/AIDS.
Fighting Malaria in Malawi One Child at a Time
As malaria continues to be a leading cause of death in African countries, Sr. Grace Akpan of Malawi spends her time helping those infected.
A Small Rural Health Centre with Big Impact in Remote Zambia
Because of Sr. Constancia, an isolated community plagued with HIV cases now has access to basic healthcare.
Holistic Education for Girls in Uganda
With leadership skills learned in SLDI & HESA, Sr. Petronilla is providing quality, holistic education to girls in Northern Uganda.
A Place For the Displaced to Call Home
Sr. Veronica is using the skills she learned from the SLDI program to turn one village's reality into a possibility.
Eco-Friendly Farming with Renewable Energy in Rural Zambia
Reaching out to women in the rural areas, the Mother Earth Centre promotes improved nutrition and self sustainability through multiple projects. In this photo, farmers are cultivating moringa powder.
Teaching Orphaned Boys about Sustainable Farming
SLDI mentee Sr. Catherine Wanza creates a biogas digester plant at Ukweli Home of Hope, allowing her to teach boys from the streets of Nairobi about sustainable agriculture and farming.
Social Justice & Peace For Marginalized Women in Kenya
Sr. Josephine began her project social justice project, Women Peacemakers with Alternative Livelihood, after recognizing the need to empower women in Kenya in dealing with social justice issues like violence, income setbacks, poverty and healthcare.
Volunteering in Tanzania Changed My Life
Marywood University alumna Emily Schweiger reflects on volunteering in Tanzania through ASEC's Service Learning Program and its effects on her life.