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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Notre Dame sisters mobilize to fend off child traffickers in Tanzania

Global Sisters Report: In Tanzania, sisters are fighting human trafficking. They travel to rural areas to educate village elders, women and young people on trafficking experiences, and help raise awareness of dangers.

Sister inspires Kenyan nomadic girls to join religious life

Sr. Teena Menomparampil has rescued hundreds of young village girls from the cultural realities of early marriage, female genital mutilation, child trafficking and child labor that plague so many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. After offering them care and education, she finds many of the girls gravitate toward sisterhood. 

Franciscan nun rescues children affected by HIV/AIDS in Kenya

In northern Kenya, Sr. Lilly Manavalan rescues children who have lost parents to HIV or are themselves infected with the virus, and takes them to St. Clare Girls' Centre in Nchiru, where she gives them a loving home.

Cyclone Idai relief underway with help of sisters in Zimbabwe and Mozambique

Dozens of women religious are helping vulnerable families affected by Cyclone Idai, which swept through parts of Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe in mid-March, affecting nearly 2 million people.