The mission of the Little Sisters of St. Francis is to give special attention to the poor and the needy spiritually, physically, psychologically and materially.
The Institute of the Little Sisters of St. Francis is an indigenous religious entity. It was founded in 1923 by an Irish Missionary, Mother Mary Kevin Kearney, Franciscan Missionary Sisters for Africa. The Little Sisters come from five East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi.
The Little Sisters of St. Francis care for orphans, aged, destitute, physically handicapped, blind, deaf, refugees, street children, youth and disadvantaged women. They run schools and teach at all levels from nursery school to University and other colleges.
The Sisters care for the sick as medical doctors, medical assistants, midwives and as counselors especially for AIDS patients.