Doreen Ajiambo is the Africa/Middle East correspondent for Global Sisters Report based in Kenya. She covers the missions and ministries of Catholic women religious and writes about humanitarian and environmental issues across sub-Saharan Africa that affect the people they serve. Her previous work has been published by Religion News Service, Catholic News Service, Refugees Deeply, USA Today and the Global Post, among other outlets.  

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African sisters take path from donor-dependent to self-reliant

The Little Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi in Uganda are among the congregations using entrepreneurial skills they acquired in 2019 after receiving training on how to transform their social ministries into enterprises.

Legal battle for control over Kenyan hospitals deprives thousands of care

The dispute over St. Mary's Mission Hospitals pits a former Maryknoll priest against the Assumption Sisters of Nairobi. Each side claims ownership of the hospitals, with the standoff resulting in an exodus of staff and significantly diminished service to patients.

Refugees use farm training to survive food shortages during the pandemic

The plight of refugees in Uganda worsened when the coronavirus struck. Refugee camps endured ration cuts and food shortages. But a sister and Salesian missionaries helped refugees survive by training them to farm crops.

Small Kenyan village remembers Sr. Marianna Hulshof on the 100th anniversary of her birth

The late Sr. Marianna Hulshof, a Medical Mission sister from the Netherlands changed the lives of many members of the Samia people of Funyula. Her work touched almost every aspect of life in the small rural town.