Our Sisters very first mission overseas was to Zambia in 1946.
In 1946 four sisters traveled to Northern Rhodesia (present day Zambia) and set up a hospital in Kasaba, Luapula Province to look after people suffering from Hansen’s disease (leprosy). From this very Franciscan ministry we have branched out into many forms of service.
Today our sisters, in their 6 communities in Lusaka, Luanshya and Kasanka see the circumstances of women, of young people and the whole impact of HIV/Aids as the most urgent needs in Zambian society. We have adapted to respond to these needs through education, care of orphaned children, home-based care of those living with HIV/AIDS and their families.
As in all our regions throughout the world our communities in Zambia are very international and multicultural giving a richness to our primary call of witnessing to living together in simplicity and peace.
Contact Information for vocations:
Sister Mambwe Mupeta FMDM