ASEC Alumnae Projects by SDG

Poverty Hunger Health Education Gender Sanitation Energy Economy Industry Inequality Communities Consumption Climate Underwater Land Peace Partnerships

Filling healthcare gaps in Malawi

Filling healthcare gaps in Malawi

Sr. Magdalena uses her newfound skills to streamline hospital operations and improve patient care.

Stream of Hope; clean water in Africa

Stream of Hope; clean water in Africa

Catholic Nuns write grants and raise funds to support clean water projects in African communities.

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.

Unmarking Mother Earth; Sisters solve environmental issues in Africa

Unmarking Mother Earth; Sisters solve environmental issues in Africa

Sisters are dedicated to solving the serious environmental issues facing Africa today, leaving the world in better condition than how they received it.

A classroom without desks in rural Kenya

A classroom without desks in rural Kenya

A lack of desks for school students remains a serious problem in rural areas in Kenya. But, Sr. Mary is changing that for students of Fr. Anthony Pagani Primary School.

Teachers in Africa battle educational poverty

Teachers in Africa battle educational poverty

Across Africa, Catholic Sisters battle educational poverty and so much more as they mold the minds of the future generation.

Free cervical cancer screenings made possible for women in Nigeria

Free cervical cancer screenings made possible 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

Turning disability into possibility for girls in Africa

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 children born with HIV in Kenya

Mercy for children born with HIV in Kenya

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 internally displaced children in Cameroon

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.

Improving food security in Malawi for new mothers

Improving food security in Malawi for new mothers

Sr. Hellen is using skills learned in ASEC's SLDI program to ease the stress of motherhood affecting women across Malawi.

Sisters renew hope in Africa for the poor and marginalized

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.

Library builds minds and improves literacy in Nigeria

Library builds minds and improves literacy in Nigeria

Sr. Immaculata works to improve the literacy rate in Nigeria by obtaining funds to construct a children's library and the learning materials to fill it.

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.

Rebuilding Tanzania infrastructure, one brick at a time

Rebuilding Tanzania infrastructure, one brick at a time

Sr. Benedicta Anslem is improving infrastructure and building hope in Tanzania, one brick at a time.

Sisters Build Hope by improving infrastructure in Africa

Sisters Build Hope by improving infrastructure in Africa

Catholic Sisters are using their education to build infrastructure in Africa as they work towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 9 (SDG 9): Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure.

When the teacher becomes the student

When the teacher becomes the student

When Sr. Lucy arrived at the school she was eager to help mold young minds, but she never imagined that, in the end, it was her mind that would be molded.

From computer illiterate to empowered accounts manager

From computer illiterate to empowered accounts manager

Find out how Sr. Faustina Khaoya is using her ASEC-sponsored education to help revamp her congregation's economy.

Financing the Future Generation

Financing the Future Generation

Find out how Sr. Agnes Manzede Freda is using her ASEC sponsored education to help support a children's program in Uganda.

Providing quality education to the poorest students in Zambia

Providing quality education to the poorest students in Zambia

Sr. Prema Anthony is using the education she received through ASEC to improve the quality of education for 1,700 students in Zambia.

This sawdust briquette recipe solves a common problem for women in rural Africa

This sawdust briquette recipe solves a common problem for women in rural Africa

In the forests of Malawi, women walk long distances to find dry wood for cooking and heating their homes. But, Sr. Jane's innovative idea solves this common problem and now she's teaching the recipe women in her community.

The challenges of consent and respect for all human life

The challenges of consent and 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.

Going above and beyond to provide quality healthcare

Going above and beyond to provide quality healthcare

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.

Closing the loop with a recycling project

Closing the loop with a 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.

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 Alumni 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.

HESA student uses skills to help orphans in Kenya

HESA student uses skills to help orphans in Kenya

Sr. Faith Kamau, HESA student, is using her education to help the children and residents of the Nyumbani Village orphanage.

Youth in Malawi live with hope while HIV Positive

Youth in Malawi live with hope while HIV Positive

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.

Sustainable farming project to pay teacher salaries

Sustainable farming project to pay 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.

Medical care and education for disabled children in Ghana

Medical care and education 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

Fighting malaria in Malawi

As malaria continues to be a leading cause of death in African countries, Sr. Grace Akpan of Malawi spends her time helping those infected.

Small rural health centre has big impact in remote Zambia

Small rural health centre has big impact in remote Zambia

Because of Sr. Constancia, an isolated community plagued with HIV cases now has access to basic healthcare.

Help and hope for homeless boys in Kenya

Help and hope for homeless boys in Kenya

Sr. Felistas combs the slums of Nairobi, Kenya in search of poor, orphaned street boys in need of a home.

Educating young girls in Northern Uganda

Educating young girls in Northern Uganda

With leadership skills learned in SLDI & HESA, Sr. Petronilla is providing quality, holistic education to girls in Northern Uganda.

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 at Providence Home in Uganda

Disability is not inability at Providence Home in 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.

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.

Fighting for human trafficking victims in the Middle East

Fighting for human trafficking victims in the Middle East

Sr. Vanaja and her organization identify Cameroonian trafficking victims in the Middle East and bring them home. On June 27, 2017, SLDI alumna Sr. Vanaja received an award in recognition of her unrelenting efforts to combat modern slavery.

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.

Proposal writing success after SLDI training

Proposal writing success after SLDI training

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

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.

Clean drinking water transforms communities in Ghana

Clean drinking water transforms communities in Ghana

The urgent need to stop a major cholera outbreak prompted the Sisters of St. Louis to find funding for a filtered water project. What they didn't expect was for clean water to transform their community in so many other ways.

Social justice and peace for marginalized women in Kenya

Social justice and 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.

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:

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.

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.