Referred to as Warm Heart of Africa, Malawi is a land of smiles and hospitality with rich wildlife. Malawi is located in South Eastern Africa.
3221 of approximately 1,0802 Catholic Sisters in Malawi have been served by ASEC programs.
ALUM FUNDS RAISED
1Total participants served; some Sisters may have been served by more than 1 program.
22017 Statistical Yearbook of the Church, Libreria Editrice Vaticana
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There's been a 12.1% increase in the number of women religious in Malawi from 2012 to 2017.
Alumnae in Malawi
ASEC works with congregations registered with the Association of Women in Religious Institutes of Malawi (AWRIM).
- Healthcare (55.5%) and education (22%) are the top Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that ASEC alumnae in country contribute to in their ministries (N=45)
- 80% received leadership positions in their ministries (N=45)
- 83% demonstrated effective use of skills in their ministries (N=40)
- 93% demonstrated effective use of skills in their congregations (N=42)
Sisters Leadership Development Initiative (SLDI) in Malawi
SLDI has been working in Malawi since 2013.
ASEC has served 238 Catholic sisters from Malawi through the SLDI program.
- 25% of 2019 SLDI participants in Malawi report teaching as their ministry (N=68)
- 49% of SLDI participants were trained in administration and 48% in finance, as of 2018 (N=170)
SLDI Partners of Malawi
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Higher Education for Sisters in Africa (HESA) in Malawi
HESA has been working in Malawi since 2016 (January).
ASEC is supporting 373 Catholic sisters in Malawi to study for degrees and diplomas through the HESA program.
- 23% of HESA participants in Malawi report secretarial work as their ministry (N=22)
- 38% of HESA participants in Malawi are studying in the field of education (N=27)
HESA Partners of Malawi
3HESA total served is reported by the country of the institution where the sister is studying. Some sisters travel to a different country to attend specialized programs of study.
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The Scholarship Program in Malawi
The Scholarship Program has been active in Malawi since 2016.
In 2016 ASEC expanded the Scholarship Program to Malawi and Zambia to fulfill the need for secondary and diploma level education among women religious.
47 women religious in Malawi have been able to attend school because of ASEC's Scholarship Program. Sisters are studying for their secondary education or two-year diploma.
Recent Scholarship Reporting
Success Stories from Malawi
Entrepreneurial Catholic sisters are building businesses across Africa to meet the needs of the poor and marginalized.
Catholic Sisters in Africa are using education to empower women and work toward gender equality.
In Africa, severe food insecurity and undernourishment is on the rise. But, educated Nuns are changing that reality for the communities they serve.
Sr. Magdalena uses her newfound skills to streamline hospital operations and improve patient care.
Catholic Nuns write grants and raise funds to support clean water projects in African communities.
Sisters are dedicated to solving the serious environmental issues facing Africa today, leaving the world in better condition than how they received it.
Sr. Hellen is using skills learned in ASEC's SLDI program to ease the stress of motherhood affecting women across Malawi.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
As malaria continues to be a leading cause of death in African countries, Sr. Grace Akpan of Malawi spends her time helping those infected.
ASEC not only aids the marginalized, but has been a key component in helping the Teresian Sisters realize their congregation's charism of liberation.