Stories from the ground

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.