For many local sisters killed while serving native African communities, their lives are only memorialized in the communities they served and in a few archives. Their deaths are rarely reported in mainstream news. Until now.
A program that for four years has helped sisters' ministries become financially self-sufficient has launched a revitalized version of the project that will help sisters access resources in four African countries.
In 2008, religious sisters ventured into Kenya's hospitality industry, with a spiritual center that doubled as a conference tourism and lodging facility. They established and continue to run a successful center.
Because of the spread of COVID-19, Kenya has experienced a massive shortage of antiretroviral drugs (ARVs), threatening the lives of HIV/AIDS patients. Sr. Tresa Palakudy has provided the children she cares for at the Nyumbani Children's Home, an orphanage for children living with HIV, with ARVs, shelter and food so that they could withstand their intense medical treatment.
The Assumption Sisters of Nairobi have helped thousands of women in Kenya who live with disabilities. The sisters manage a center that offers shelter to girls living with disabilities and teaches them skills to meet their potential.