Empowering vulnerable women in a Nairobi slum

Nearly 2.5 million people live in poverty in the slums and urban areas of Nairobi, Kenya. They lack the basic necessities of life, including adequate housing, clean water, and sanitation services. Educational opportunities are negligible. All kinds of diseases run rampant throughout the communities. The scarcity of jobs complicates every problem.

Welcoming the Stranger

 John K. Guiney SJ

‘They are threatening to burn down my house and my neighbours’ houses if all the members of my ethnic group do not move out. What can I do? I have nowhere to go with my children. Do I wait and see or do I run?’

Such is the experience of fear and vulnerability of almost 50 million individuals known as refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in our world today.

Easter in South Sudan

A Personal Reflection

Richard O’Dwyer SJ

Our Holy Week in Lobone started with the blessing of the Palms on Palm Sunday, outside St. Kizito Chapel and the reading of the Passion according to Mark.

The following day, I drove to Torit, the seat of our Diocese, for the Chrism Mass with our bishop, Akio Johnson Mutek and the priests of the Diocese. The rainy season has begun and our way led entirely along unpaved dirt roads.

Caring for people in Kangemi Slum

-on the outskirts of Nairobi in Kenya.

An estimated one billion people now live in slums on the outskirts of cities in many parts of the world. That’s about one out of every six people on the planet. According to the United Nations, next year, for the first time in history, half the earth's population will live in cities.

Irish Jesuit Mission Office reaching out to the children in Malawi

Malawi is a small country slightly inland from the east coast of Africa. Malawi was formerly a British colony known as Nyasaland. It is bounded on the east and south by Mozambique; on the west by Zambia and on the north by Tanzania.

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