In Chipapa, Zambia, Catholic sisters have created a model of sustainable development that allows the sisters to support themselves while helping the wider community. Sister Catherine Oguonu provides a tour of the Holy Rosary Sisters Training Centre for Empowerment & Development’s income-generating service projects.
The Holy Rosary Sisters Training Centre for Empowerment & Development provides technical and business training for local people. The center spreads farming techniques to rehabilitate land and make dry land arable, while business skills help people achieve self-sufficiency. Its farm, bakery, milk coop and other businesses also provide income that help the ministry sustain itself. Its leaders are graduates of the African Sisters Education Collaborative’s Sisters Leadership Development Initiative, which is funded by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.