Educational Programs


Sister to Sister supports educational programs…

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… for women religious in sub-Saharan Africa who are caregivers to the HIV/AIDS community and those challenged by extreme poverty. Through specialized training and spiritual practice, Sisters empower one another to collaborate on programs that prevent the spread of AIDS, and lessen the impact of extreme poverty on family and community life. Sister to Sister also educates people in the U.S. about AIDS in Africa as one of the diseases of poverty, and the healing mission of the global Catholic Church.


Sister to Sister has improved the lives of over a half-million people in six sub-Saharan nations… Cameroon, Malawi, Nigeria, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

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We support workshops, specialized training, and degree programs that advance the ability of women religious to better serve people living with HIV/AIDS and to better serve one another. To date over 6,000 Sisters have received training through Sister to Sister, and over 500,000 individuals living with HIV/AIDS have benefitted from the Sisters’ increased skill and knowledge.


With your prayers and support, Sister to Sister will achieve five key goals…

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  • Create a growing network of highly-educated Sisters who can call on each other for professional guidance and spiritual support.
  • Break the silence associated with HIV/AIDS by ending the social stigma associated with the diagnosis and treatment of the disease.
  • Decrease the rate of new HIV infections.
  • Demonstrate that HIV/AIDS is an important outcome of extreme poverty, which contributes to a host of societal ills.
  • Engage the support of the global Catholic Church.

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