Situated on the equator on Africa's east coast, Kenya has been described as ''the cradle of humanity.'' It is twice the size of the U.S. state of Nevada.
7131 of approximately 5,5462 Catholic Sisters in Kenya have been served by ASEC programs.
Recent News & Reflections
- A Moment to Cherish
- Time Concels, Reveals: Executive Director reflects on her first year
- Sisters Leadership Development Initiative (SLDI) program, 2018 year in review
Download the Kenya Country Report (PDF) for statistics about students and alumnae of ASEC's programs.
ASEC works with 150 congregations registered with the Association of Sisterhoods of Kenya (AOSK).
SLDI has been working in Kenya since 2007.
ASEC has served 418 Catholic Sisters from Kenya through the SLDI program.
Kenya's impact projects are focused on:
- Education (34.8%) - highest percentage of all reporting countries
- Improving health (19.9%)
- Improving access to water (13.5%)
- Addressing HIV/AIDS (7.1%).
Kenya’s impact projects are helping to address the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, specifically:
- Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being
- Goal 4: Quality Education, and Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation.
SLDI Partners of Kenya
HESA has been working in Kenya since 2013.
HESA is supporting 295 Catholic Sisters in Kenya to study for degrees and diplomas.
- About 1/3 of the sisters are studying for Bachelor of Education degrees.
- The remainder are studying for degrees in fields including accounting, economics, business administration, commerce, social work, sociology, theology, and religious studies.
HESA Partners of Kenya
Recent HESA Reporting
June 2017: 8 students from Marywood University & Chestnut Hill College attended a 3-week service trip to Kenya. They provided service at various sites, including a refugee center, a hospital, a home for street boys and an orphanage for both physically and mentally disabled children
May 2018: A total of 13 service learning participants will travel to Kenya and stay with the Little Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi (LSOSF), a missionary community, where they will take part in service learning activities within the LSOSF compound and throughout Nairobi.