Myanmar, Thailand & Malaysia 2017

Report of AMOR Conference & Site Visits by Luna Capalla (February 27-March 12, 2017). Building strong relationships with the sisters in Southeast Asia was the main goal for attending the Asia-Oceania Meeting of Religious (AMOR) Conference as well as visiting project sites in Myanmar (pronounced MEE-yun-mar), Thailand and Malaysia.  The 17th conference of AMOR, entitled

Tanzania 2016

Report of Tanzania Water Projects Sites Visit by Sathiya Bly—June 2016. Tanzania is the 31st largest country in the world, ranked between Egypt and Nigeria.

Mexico 2015

Report of CRIM leadership conference by Faby Gomez, 2015. Faby Gomez and Sr. Marcia went to Mexico City later in November to attend the leadership conference (CRIM) there and to visit 2 projects we have funded. CRIM is a member of the larger Latin American conference, CLAR, which includes leadership conferences from 22 countries.

Vietnam & Cambodia 2015

Report by Luna Capalla, December 2015: Sr. Joyce Meyer, on behalf of the Global Sisters Report, and I travelled together throughout the central highlands, coastal and southern regions of Vietnam, and the border towns in Cambodia. We visited 22 project sites during our 17-day trip in these two countries, spending the majority of the time

India & Thailand 2014

We flew from Rome to Zurich and then on to Mumbai (Bombay) in the state of Maharashtra, and entered into an entirely different experience. In Mumbai, we visited the national office of the National Domestic Workers’ Movement (NDWM) and spent time with one of the workers’ groups.

Ireland 2014

Ruhama was established 25 years ago as a center that works with women affected by prostitution and sex trafficking. There are 13 on staff, including 3 sisters and 40 volunteers, including 10 sisters.

Zambia 2014

70% of people in Lusaka live in unplanned slums without basic services. Lusaka is one of the fastest growing cities in Southern Africa. Pop: 1.7 million+, Est. 1905

Kenya 2014

I went to Nairobi in January at the invitation of Sr. Jane Wakahiu, the Executive Director of ASEC and the SLDI program. Sr. Jane arranged time for me to speak to the group of leaders of member countries of ASEC and with each of the SLDI directors in each of the 8 countries.

Eastern Europe 2013

In October, Luna Capalla visited Romania, Albania, Poland and the Czech Republic. Her mission was to explore what the sisters in these countries are doing regarding human trafficking as well as visiting some of our own grantees’ sites.

Philippines 2013

The goal of my visit to the Philippines was two-fold. First and foremost, I was sent to attend the 16th AMOR Conference. The AMOR Conference, which the Fund for Sisters has been funding since 1994, takes place every four years and gathers around 80-100 Major Superiors from Asia-Oceania.