A RELIGIOUS sister from Zambia is coming to Walthamstow next week to share her experiences of the work done by the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD).
Sister Yvonne Mwalula Mwila, who works with CAFOD to deliver community schools and support for disabled children in Zambia, will address activists to raise awareness about the charity’s work in a different continent.
The religious sister said she was inspired to help after seeing the work done by other activists in her home.
She said: “As a young girl I always wanted to become a sister because I was very inspired by the works that the sisters were doing in my home town. They opened my eyes to the greatest poverty, sicknesses - including during the highlight of the HIV Pandemic - and just the great suffering that was very near to where I lived.”
Her greatest motivation, she said, is improving quality of life for disabled children.
She said: “Changing lives and providing small windows of opportunities for children with disabilities have been my greatest passion.”
Sister Mwila, a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary, will speak at Our Lady and St George Parish Hall, Walthamstow, on Wednesday, February 22, at 7.30pm.