Expand Housing for Elderly Sisters in Kenya

Project Leader:

Sister Veronica W Kiarie

The Little Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi is an indigenous congregation founded in 1923 by an Irish missionary, Mother Mary Kevin, in the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi. It began first in Uganda, then spread throughout Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania in order to reach the poor and the needy, which they are called to love and serve. For almost 100 years now, these 700 Sisters are involved in works such as teaching (all levels of education), health care (in-patient and outpatient care including programs on HIV & AIDS), catechetical work, and social services that include: taking care of street children, caring for single mothers, refugees and women prisoners, the aged, people with disabilities, orphans and vulnerable children. The Divine Mercy Green Farm in Molo, Kenya, grows garden peas for export and crop-rotates with potatoes and cabbages for local consumption. The farm also serves as model site for neighboring smallholder farmers who frequently visit to learn sustainable farming practices. The farm supplies food to the Home for the Elderly and the Novitiate. The farm is also supplying drinking water to 50 households. The Sisters will use the funds during this time of COVID-19 to support the upgrade of the elderly home run by the congregation and the nearby school it runs. They will also purchase protective gear for caregivers; thermometers and other materials will also be procured. For the farm, the Sisters will purchase a potato-harvesting machine because labor is now not available because of the shutdown.



of $15,000 raised

Anonymous donated $100.

What your donation can do!

  • $20 helps with needs of home for elderly
  • $50 purchase protective gear for caregivers
  • $150 help towards purchase of potato-harvesting machine

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I wish first of all to thank God and pray lots of blessing for all the good people who are supporting by their kind donation our house for the elders. words cant express enough our gratitude, the sisters living in the home are daily praying for you and for the success of this project.

7 months ago

Anonymous donated $100.

9 months ago