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11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

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.

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.

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.

Justice and peace for marginalized women in Kenya

Justice and peace for marginalized women in Kenya

Sr. Josephine began her project, Women Peacemakers with Alternative Livelihood, after recognizing the need to empower women in Kenya in dealing with violence, income setbacks, poverty and health problems.

Sr. Susan is project director of a 70-acre farm.

Sr. Susan is project director of a 70-acre farm.

The project demonstrates sustainable ecofriendly farming leading to food security in the region.

Sr. Mary introduces a new accounting program to her congregation's finance department

Sr. Mary introduces a new accounting program to her congregation's finance department

I am convinced that this became possible because of the communication and planning skills that enabled my Superiors and those involved in the implementation of this new program to see the need for a change.

Sr. Janet gains support for an Orphanage and Elderly Home

Sr. Janet gains support for an Orphanage and Elderly Home

I am very grateful to all the funders and the facilitators who have enabled us to acquire skills in Project Management. God reward your generous heart.

Sr. Margaret's training has helped her better manage a hospital

Sr. Margaret's training has helped her better manage a hospital

I've learned that budgeting is "the starting point of the financial management," and "is a valuable tool to control all the aspects of an institution."

Sr. Victoria coordinates  10,000 lay people with confidence after SLDI training

Sr. Victoria coordinates 10,000 lay people with confidence after SLDI training

I am able to plan the activities of all Lay Movement members professionally and share it to all stakeholders through email, whatsApp and other means due to the knowledge that I have gained through the same programme.

Sr. Stephaney helps with construction of a bakery and baking machine

Sr. Stephaney helps with construction of a bakery and baking machine

"I can proudly and honestly say that SLDI has made a difference in every aspect of my life: from spiritual, social/mental and economic. I have come to understand how to identify the real needs of people, projects and even myself, how to work with others in a team or develop personal leadership skills. I have learned how to find ways of meeting or satisfying the needs of the community. SLDI has made me have open eyes and ears to opportunities around me."

Sisters establish pig rearing for food and income generating projects.

Sisters establish pig rearing for food and income generating projects.

Sisters give a sow and a boar to peasant farmers to start their own projects.

Sister Rose initiates a high yielding mushroom project.

Sister Rose initiates a high yielding mushroom project.

Sr. Rose is training communities around the area to engage in mushroom farming as a means to supplement their nutrition and generate income.

Sr. Mary was awarded a $10,000 grant from the Hilton Fund to improve her ministry

Sr. Mary was awarded a $10,000 grant from the Hilton Fund to improve her ministry

I will continue to apply the skills so to improve my ministry.

Sr. Susan Wanjiru and SLDI alumnae direct a dairy farming project

Sr. Susan Wanjiru and SLDI alumnae direct a dairy farming project

Sr. Joyce writes a a grant to obtain a school van.

Sr. Joyce writes a a grant to obtain a school van.

Grant writing skills gained from the SLDI program has helped to sharpen my grant writing skills.

SLDI Participant writes a grant to re-employ her staff members.

SLDI Participant writes a grant to re-employ her staff members.

"We had financial problems (salaries) for our staff since our daily collection had gone down so some (two) staff were laid off. I consulted the administrator to allow me to write a grant to Misean Cara and lucky it went through and so we will re-employ those two staff and maybe add more.”

Sr. Lucy secured over $16K in grant funding to implement a project to empower single mothers.

Sr. Lucy secured over $16K in grant funding to implement a project to empower single mothers.

The most useful topic in which I received mentoring was grant-writing.