Through prayer, relationship-building and sharing of resources, the Wheaton Franciscans collaborate with organizations whose mission and priorities are similar to ours. We focus primarily on the following areas: care of creation; health and dental in underserved areas; refugees and immigrants; women and children in vulnerable situations; and other purposes that align with our values. We are currently connected to nearly 100 organizations.
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ASN Upendo Village
ASN Upendo Village is a project of the Assumption Sisters of Nairobi (ASN) in partnership with Wheaton Franciscan Sisters and it is situated at Karai, Naivasha, within the Catholic Diocese of Nakuru. ASN Upendo Village promotes basic health care, home-based care, community education, voluntary testing and counseling and support, education sponsorship, nutrition supplementation and psycho-social support to the HIV and AIDS infected and affected people. A major part of the ASN Upendo Village’s work is nutritional supplementation to mitigate the effects of HIV & AIDS and associated opportunistic infections such as tuberculosis, malaria, Herpes Zoster (Shingles) and pneumonia. Under one of their programs, they carefully monitor all children born of HIV+ mothers in order to document their success rate at preventing transmission to the infants.