ASEC Alumnae Projects by SDG

End poverty in all its forms everywhere End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls Ensure access to water and sanitation for all Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation Reduce inequality within and among countries Sustainable Cities and Communities Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

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A Sister’s Seed of Imagination Grows a Field of Hope

A Sister’s Seed of Imagination Grows a Field of Hope

Catholic sisters in Africa are using their education to dream up creative human development projects that help their local communities.

Investing in Africa’s Small Farms Yields Big Outcomes

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.

The Key To Success is Doing Ordinary Things Extraordinarily Well

The Key To Success is Doing Ordinary Things Extraordinarily Well

Sr. Leonarda has incorporated what she’s learned about leadership, finances and accountability into her ministry work to better serve the disabled and marginalized.

One Sister’s Solutions to a War Torn South Sudan

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

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's Radio Show Disseminates COVID-19 Info to Zambians in Multiple Languages

Nun's Radio Show Disseminates COVID-19 Info to Zambians in Multiple Languages

Sr. Astridah is using the leadership skills she learned in ASEC's SLDI program to share critical health information about COVID-19 pandemic to 1.5 million Zambians via a multilingual radio show.

Following the Ripples - How Educating One Person Can Benefit Hundreds in Need

Following the Ripples - How Educating One Person Can Benefit Hundreds in Need

The stories of four African women who used their education to change the lives of hundreds of people they serve.

Reducing the Spread and Stigma of HIV/AIDS in Kenya

Reducing the Spread and Stigma of HIV/AIDS in Kenya

Sr. Norah is saving lives by providing preventative care and support services that reduce the spread and stigma of HIV/AIDS in Kenya.

Catholic Sisters Create a Safer World by Protecting Africa’s Children

Catholic Sisters Create a Safer World by Protecting Africa’s Children

Catholic sisters are creating and running programs to protect the children who are the most at-risk among Africa’s rapidly growing population.

Nun's Ministry Improves Healthcare in Tanzania

Nun's Ministry Improves Healthcare in Tanzania

Sr. Edna earns a degree to serve as a pharmaceutical technician in Tanzania to improve healthcare in the country.

Learning To Lead

Learning To Lead

Through education, Catholic sisters are becoming some of the top leaders bringing positive changes throughout Africa.

Women Religious are Healing Africa Through Health and Wellness

Women Religious are Healing Africa Through Health and Wellness

Catholic sisters are providing much needed health and wellness services throughout Africa.

"DREAMS" Program Reduces HIV/AIDS Among Young Women and Girls in Lesotho

SLDI alumna Sr. Anacletta implements a program to increase access to HIV/AIDS services and reduce the number of new HIV/AIDS cases among adolescent girls and young women in Lesotho.

Hospital in Uganda with Mission to Serve the Vulnerable

Hospital in Uganda with Mission to Serve the Vulnerable

Nursing Director and ASEC alumna Sr. Harriet is a driving force behind Nkozi Hospital's mission and vision for the future.

Nigerian Nun's Grant Writing Skills Help Thousands in Need

Nigerian Nun's Grant Writing Skills Help Thousands in Need

Sr. Josemaria is using her SLDI education to improve healthcare services and strengthen the resource mobilization skills of several congregations in Nigeria.

Sisters a Source of Hope For Uganda's Elderly and Poor

Sisters a Source of Hope For Uganda's Elderly and Poor

At Mapeera Bakateyamba Home in Uganda, Good Samaritan Sisters serve the elderly, poor, destitute, disabled and neglected people of God without discrimination.

Innovative Technology Brings Fluoride-Free, Clean Water to Kenyans

Innovative Technology Brings Fluoride-Free, Clean Water to Kenyans

SLDI alumna collaborates with partners to implement an innovative water filtration process to remove fluoride and provide over 7,000 in Kasarani, Kenya with clean water.

Nun Provides Healthcare Services in a Place Where Doctors Shun to Go

Nun Provides Healthcare Services in a Place Where Doctors Shun to Go

Sr. Anastasia provides obstetric, gynecological and surgical treatment to patients who would otherwise have limited to no access to medical care.

Filling Healthcare Gaps in Malawi

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

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

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.

Sisters at the Forefront of Sustainable Agriculture in Africa

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.

Free Cervical Cancer Screenings for Women in Nigeria

Free Cervical Cancer Screenings for Women in Nigeria

SLDI alumna Sr. Eunice is ensuring that Nigerian women, regardless of their income, receive health education, proper maternal care and life-saving cervical screenings.

From Nursing Student to Hospital CEO

From Nursing Student to Hospital CEO

HESA pilot nursing student achieves success as CEO of St. Francis Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya.

Nursing Education Helping Nuns Improve Healthcare in Africa

Nursing Education Helping Nuns Improve Healthcare in Africa

Catholic nuns in Africa receive quality education through ASEC, providing them with valuable nursing skills to improve healthcare in their communities.

Turning Disability Into Possibility for Girls in Africa (The Story of Cheshire Home)

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

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

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

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.

"Holiday Hope" for Cameroon's Internally Displaced Children

Sr. Louisa is using skills learned in ASEC's SLDI program to bring holiday cheer to displaced children in war-torn Cameroon.

Patient Dignity Comes First at Healthcare Facility in Ghana

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

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

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

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.

The Challenges of Consent & Respect for All Human Life

The Challenges of Consent & Respect for All Human Life

Sr. Olivia's faith in God, internal strength and education all play important roles in protecting and defending the lives of unborn children carried by young rape victims in a South Sudan health clinic.

The Sister Going Above & Beyond to Provide Health Services in South Sudan

The Sister Going Above & Beyond to Provide Health Services in South Sudan

Sr. Florence uses her nursing skills to care for her patients and her SLDI Finance training helps her to manage the clinic. Every single day she goes above and beyond to bring quality healthcare to the sick who need her.

Solar Project Creates Stable Electricity for Malawian Health Centre

Solar Project Creates Stable Electricity for Malawian Health Centre

The country of Malawi struggles with several problems including an unstable power grid, so SLDI Alumni Sr. Stella decided to use Malawi's natural resources to power her congregation's health centre.

Medical Camp in Uganda treats nearly 2,000 in rural community

Medical Camp in Uganda treats nearly 2,000 in rural community

SLDI Alumna Sr. Nirmala wrote a successful grant to hold a free medical camp in rural Uganda helping nearly 2000 people.

Donor retention strategies to win donor confidence

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.

A Village for Orphans in Kenya (The Story of Nyumbani Village)

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.

HIV+ Youth in Malawi Learn To Live with Hope

HIV+ Youth in Malawi Learn To Live with Hope

The story of Agnes, a young girl who was unaware she was HIV positive until the death of her mother and father. Agnes joined Sr. Sonia's support group where she learned how to deal with the stigma and challenges facing Malawian youth living with HIV.

Inclusive Development For Disabled Children in Ghana

Inclusive Development For Disabled Children in Ghana

Sr. Joyce works with her congregation and the community to ensure that disabled children receive medical care, education and a chance at inclusive development in Ghana.

Preventing HIV/AIDS in Nigeria Through Economic Empowerment

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

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

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.

Help & Hope for Homeless Boys in Kenya (The Story of Kwetu Home)

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

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

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.

Offering Second Chances to Prisoners in Cameroon

Offering Second Chances to Prisoners in Cameroon

Sr. Gwen has made it her mission in life to ensure that inmates in Cameroonian prisons are given second chances.

Disability is Not Inability (The Story of Providence Home, Uganda)

Disability is Not Inability (The Story of Providence Home, Uganda)

In Providence Home, one sees the endowment of the Catholic Church through the kindly serving hands of the religious women who care for marginalized members of the society.

Sisters Fight HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa

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

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

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.

Customer service training yields positive reputation for St. Martin de Porres hospital

Customer service training yields positive reputation for St. Martin de Porres hospital

Good customer service learned in alumnae meeting produced increased turnout at St. Martin de Porres hospital Njinikom, Cameroon.

The Gift of Proposal Writing Skills Keeps on Giving

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!

Social Justice & Peace For Marginalized Women in Kenya

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

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.

ASEC Staff Visit Alumnae Projects in Uganda

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:

African Sisters in the Fight Against Cancer

African Sisters in the Fight Against Cancer

On World Cancer Awareness Day, ASEC would like to acknowledge the sisters working to prevent, treat and support individuals in their fight against cancer.