ASEC Alumnae Projects by SDG
02: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
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.
Blessed, Empowered and Happy: How Education Has Helped Fuel a Nun’s Life Work
For Sr. Lucy, education has been the key to realizing the vision she had and fulling the mission of her Kenyan community.
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.
Bringing Light to the Darkness: Catholic Sisters on the Front Lines in Africa
Catholic sisters have become a critical component of emergency response among local African communities in crisis.
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.
Girls' High School in Lesotho Thrives Under Sister's Stewardship
“[SLDI] has helped me a great deal because I couldn't stand in front of different stakeholders and, you know, address them on issues. ASEC gave me the courage and stance to say, ‘Yeah this is what has to be done.’ For that, I’m grateful.”
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.
The Importance of Rural Development in Tanzania
Sr. Magreth continues her education in order to assist her congregation in developing its rural ministries across Tanzania.
Supporting Seniors: Catholic Sisters Provide Sustainable, Long-Term Care for Africa's Elderly
Educated nuns in Africa are becoming mutigenerational change multipliers by providing support to the most senior members of their communities.
Catholic Nuns Improve Food Security in Africa
In Africa, severe food insecurity and undernourishment is on the rise. But, educated Nuns are changing that reality for the communities they serve.
Filling Healthcare Gaps in Malawi
Sr. Magdalena uses her newfound skills to streamline hospital operations and improve patient care.
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.
Sisters at the Forefront of Sustainable Agriculture in Africa
African Sisters are practicing sustainable agriculture and farming to solve problems like malnutrition and food insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa.
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.
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.
Patient Dignity Comes First at Healthcare Facility in Ghana
Optometry Nurse and Catholic Nun Sr. Mary Frimpong follows in Jesus' footsteps with a special emphasis on patient dignity in her healthcare ministry in Ghana.
Food Security for New Mothers & Their Babies in Malawi
Sr. Hellen is using skills learned in ASEC's SLDI program to ease the stress of motherhood affecting women across Malawi.
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.
Donor retention strategies to win donor confidence
Sr. Teresa shares how she won the confidence of her donors and how donor retention plays an important role in receiving funding for multiple projects that can benefit the community.
Sustainable Farming Project Pays Teacher Salaries
The sustainable farming / biogas project pays a portion of primary school teacher salaries, fights climate change and cuts down cost of living for the community.
Help & Hope for Homeless Boys in Kenya (The Story of Kwetu Home)
Sr. Felistas combs the slums of Nairobi, Kenya in search of poor, orphaned street boys in need of a home.
A Home for the Elderly to Reflect on Life's Journey
Although she was excited to begin work with the elderly at Elizabeth Bruyere Old Age Home in Lesotho, Sr. Theresia noticed her lack of education proved to be a barrier in her service.
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.
Sisters Fight HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa
Sisters in sub-Saharan Africa work tirelessly to prevent, treat and support those affected and infected with HIV/AIDS.
Liberation from the burden of HIV/AIDS in Malawi
ASEC not only aids the marginalized, but has been a key component in helping the Teresian Sisters realize their congregation's charism of liberation.
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.
The Gift of Proposal Writing Skills Keeps on Giving
Sr. Consolata is addressing urgent needs in local hospitals, schools, orphanages and disabled homes with her proposal writing skills. She has written over 60 project proposals, 75% of of which have been successful!
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.
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.
Protecting the Planet: How ASEC Sisters have honored Mother Earth
“In 2010-2019 average annual global greenhouse gas emissions were at their highest levels in human history, but the rate of growth has slowed.” - IPCC Report on climate change.
ASEC Staff Visit Alumnae Projects in Uganda
ASEC staff and partners visit several ASEC alumnae projects in Uganda to learn more about how ASEC programs are helping Sisters in their ministry work and service to the poor and marginalized: