Sr. Teresa Namataka of the Sisters of Mary of Kakamega talks about setting up an accredited training program that equips participants to both better counsel people living with HIV/AIDS, and also train other religious in specialized counseling and "spirituality science."
Dozens of women religious are helping vulnerable families affected by Cyclone Idai, which swept through parts of Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe in mid-March. The devastation is worse than initially assessed, according to humanitarian aid agencies. At least 750 people have died, thousands have been displaced, nearly 2 million affected. "We are providing food rations to one hundred families with an average of six people per family every month starting now in order to alleviate hunger," said Sr. Marceline Mudambo of the Carmelite Nuns, working in eastern Zimbabwe.