Healing communities. Sister Ann Kelly with families whose lives have been shattered by Ebola.

A Letter from Liberia


Caring for the earth. Sister Mary O’Shea works with communities to replace Eucalyptus trees in Ndu Sub-Division in Cameroon. The underground water resources were being destroyed by the Eucalyptus trees growing in the water catchment areas, thus adding water shortage to every other form of poverty. 60,000 trees had to be cut down and uprooted, and 15,000 Prunus Africana planted in their place. Now five years on the benefits of a good water supply are being enjoyed by the people.


Education is key to development. Here Sister Mary Unwuchola is seen teaching her class in Addis Ababa, and with refugees from South Sudan.


Education continues to be the key in rural areas, such as Fatima Girls’ Secondary School. Sister Augustina Akaeze is seen here with some of her students; Sister Ngozi Orji, is half-hidden by the athletic team she trained, the zonal champions!


Women building bridges: Sister Sabina Anokwu, co-founder of Sisters of Faith for Peace, at the launching of the new movement which brought together women from Christianity, Islam and Judaism. Mrs Sabina Higgins, wife of President of Ireland Michael D Higgins, spoke at the occasion: “I am wholeheartedly with you. The world we want to bequeath to our children is one of peace, of open religious practice, and of harmonious intercultural relations.”