ASEC Alumnae Projects by SDG

End poverty in all its forms everywhere End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls Ensure access to water and sanitation for all Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation Reduce inequality within and among countries Sustainable Cities and Communities Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

02: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

Blessed, Empowered and Happy: How Education Has Helped Fuel a Nun’s Life Work

Blessed, Empowered and Happy: How Education Has Helped Fuel a Nun’s Life Work

For Sr. Lucy, education has been the key to realizing the vision she had and fulling the mission of her Kenyan community.

Investing in Africa’s Small Farms Yields Big Outcomes

Investing in Africa’s Small Farms Yields Big Outcomes

Catholic sisters in Africa are using crop and animal farming to sustainably support their local communities.

A Sustainable Farm Run by Catholic Nuns Reducing Food Insecurity in Rural Kenya

A Sustainable Farm Run by Catholic Nuns Reducing Food Insecurity in Rural Kenya

Sr. Susan is using her education to feed her community through a successful, sustainable farm in rural Kenya.

One Sister’s Solutions to a War Torn South Sudan

One Sister’s Solutions to a War Torn South Sudan

Sr. Faida noticed how difficult it was for her neighbors to obtain healthy food during lockdown. So, she and the sisters taught them how to plant vegetables using sacks and broken buckets on their veranda.

Bringing Light to the Darkness: Catholic Sisters on the Front Lines in Africa

Bringing Light to the Darkness: Catholic Sisters on the Front Lines in Africa

Catholic sisters have become a critical component of emergency response among local African communities in crisis.

Nun Reaches Out to Underserved Street Boys of Kitale, Kenya

Nun Reaches Out to Underserved Street Boys of Kitale, Kenya

HESA alumna Sr. Winnie provides food, shelter and a new chance at life to adolescent street boys in Kitale, Kenya.

Girls' High School in Lesotho Thrives Under Sister's Stewardship

Girls' High School in Lesotho Thrives Under Sister's Stewardship

“[SLDI] has helped me a great deal because I couldn't stand in front of different stakeholders and, you know, address them on issues. ASEC gave me the courage and stance to say, ‘Yeah this is what has to be done.’ For that, I’m grateful.”

Bread Bakery Brings Employment, Skill Building and Food Supply to Ugandan Community

Bread Bakery Brings Employment, Skill Building and Food Supply to Ugandan Community

The education Sr. Teopista gained through both SLDI and HESA help a bakery to thrive and provide nourishment to a Ugandan community.

The Importance of Rural Development in Tanzania

The Importance of Rural Development in Tanzania

Sr. Magreth continues her education in order to assist her congregation in developing its rural ministries across Tanzania.

Supporting Seniors: Catholic Sisters Provide Sustainable, Long-Term Care for Africa's Elderly

Supporting Seniors: Catholic Sisters Provide Sustainable, Long-Term Care for Africa's Elderly

Educated nuns in Africa are becoming mutigenerational change multipliers by providing support to the most senior members of their communities.

Catholic Nuns Improve Food Security in Africa

Catholic Nuns Improve Food Security in Africa

In Africa, severe food insecurity and undernourishment is on the rise. But, educated Nuns are changing that reality for the communities they serve.

Filling Healthcare Gaps in Malawi

Filling Healthcare Gaps in Malawi

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

Helping Orphans in Tanzania See a Brighter Tomorrow

Helping Orphans in Tanzania See a Brighter Tomorrow

Sr. Efrosina and the Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters provide love and comfort to orphans in Tanzania, giving them hope for a brighter tomorrow.

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.

Turning Disability Into Possibility for Girls in Africa (The Story of Cheshire Home)

Turning Disability Into Possibility for Girls in Africa (The Story of Cheshire Home)

HESA alumna Sr. Anne is providing opportunities for girls with mental and physical disabilities in Kenya so they can reach their true potential.

Mercy for Kenyan Children Born With HIV

Mercy for Kenyan Children Born With HIV

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.

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.

Food Security for New Mothers & Their Babies in Malawi

Food Security for New Mothers & Their Babies in Malawi

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

Rebirth; Sisters Renew Hope in Africa for the Poor and Marginalized

Rebirth; 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.

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.

Closing the Loop With an Innovative Recycling Project

Closing the Loop With an Innovative 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.

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.

Sustainable Farming Project Pays Teacher Salaries

Sustainable Farming Project Pays 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.

Help & Hope for Homeless Boys in Kenya (The Story of Kwetu Home)

Help & Hope for Homeless Boys in Kenya (The Story of Kwetu Home)

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Gift of Proposal Writing Skills Keeps on Giving

The Gift of Proposal Writing Skills Keeps on Giving

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.

Volunteering in Tanzania Changed My Life

Volunteering in Tanzania Changed My Life

Marywood University alumna Emily Schweiger reflects on volunteering in Tanzania through ASEC's Service Learning Program and its effects on her life.

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: