Mathare Center

Mathare is the second largest slum in Nairobi. It is a densely populated community notorious for crime and gang activity. During one scout trip to this area, a community member told us that many residents raise their children in the Islam tradition because in Kenyan culture a Christian funeral is too expensive, and most children are killed or die during their teenage years because of the violence in this community. CARE for AIDS began working in Mathare in October of 2016. 


Spiritual Counselor: Jude Machiri

Health Counselor: Joan Waithereo

Dandora Center

Dandora is a slum community in Nairobi that borders Kariobangi, a community that CARE for AIDS had been working in since 2014. Dandora is highly populated and is the location of Nairobi's primary trash dumping station. Community members living in Dandora are facing extreme poverty and many earn a living by reselling items found in the dump. CARE for AIDS began operation in the Dandora community in January 2017. 

Health Counselor: Judy Kanyi

Spiritual Counselor: Noah Randa

Huruma Center

Huruma is an urban slum community located in Northeast Nairobi. The community borders the Kariobangi slum, which has been home to a CARE for AIDS center since early 2014. Huruma was made famous in May of 2016 due to a tragic building collapse which killed 13 community members. The community has a high HIV infection rate and its residents live in extreme poverty.

The CARE for AIDS center in Huruma operates in partnership with the Kenya Assemblies of God Huruma Church (pictured below) under the leadership of Reverend Geoffrey Kimai. Center counselors Jennfier and Jacob (pictured below) have been trained and are currently recruiting the first class of clients. The CARE for AIDS center in Huruma will officially launch in January of 2017.

Ziwani Center

Justin Miller with Majengo partner church pastor Regina and her husband Joseph. 

Justin Miller with Majengo partner church pastor Regina and her husband Joseph. 

Ziwani (Majengo Village) has an estimated population of 25,000 and is divided into four sub-settlements— Sofia, Mashimoni, Katanga, and Digo. The majority of the community’s residents live in shared room plots with an average of 6 occupants per room. Many of the housing plots lack access to electricity, and are made of scrap materials and mud. Ziwani has a high HIV infection rate mainly because of the commercial sex industry. The population of the community is extremely diverse, and there is a strong Muslim presence.  

"You walk around our community and see there are so many needs. We are grateful to be the conduit by which God meets some of those needs. We trust Him to meet the rest." - Pastor Regina, Ziwani  

The CARE for AIDS center in Ziwani is supported by a community of friends and neighbors in Johns Creek, GA. 

"After our introduction to Care for Aids several years ago the Lord began planting seeds in our hearts.  Seeds that one day would grow into a desire to support a center in Africa to help those in need.  A desire grew to follow Jesus' command to help those who are hurting and in need.  We also wanted our children to grow up with an others first mentality.  We wanted them to be part of a family that pours their lives, hearts, hands, and resources into the lives of the least fortunate.  We live in a culture that is broken, selfish, and full of sin. To spend our family's time, possessions, interests dedicated to serving others in need is not a popular way to live, it's counter cultural...and it's exactly the direction we wanted our lives to take.  We desire to see our center grow, invest, nourish and bring sustenance to all who walk through it's doors.  We believe our God is faithful to his promises to keep and provide for all those who call on his name.  And we want to share that name with all who connect with the Ziwani Center.  His name and his renown are the desire of our hearts.  May this center be a place for his great commission and his renown to be proclaimed and made known." - Katie and Ryan Grant