Mukuru Kayaba Center

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The CARE for AIDS center in the Mukuru Kayaba community launched in late 2017. Mukuru Kayaba is a slum community in Nairobi with an estimated population of 185,000. Many community members are living in extreme poverty and have little to no education. The infection rate is high due to poverty and lack of access to healthcare. 

The CARE for AIDS center in Mukuru Kayaba operates in partnership with Kayaba PEFA Church


client story

In 2013, Beatrice began rapidly losing weight and became very weak. When she went to the local clinic for a checkup, she was told she was HIV-positive. Beatrice was devastated and immediately started worrying about the future of her young daughter. She asked God to give her strength and provide a way for her to survive despite her diagnosis. Beatrice heard about the CARE for AIDS program at Mukuru Kayaba in 2018 from a community health volunteer. She has only been a part of the program for a few months but is already so grateful for all the program has done for her. Many of her classmates are her friends and neighbors and she has a new confidence knowing that she is not the only one with HIV. “We are many and I am encouraged knowing that I am not alone and that we have CFA behind us." Currently, Beatrice makes her living by washing clothes for others. She has already learned through the CARE for AIDS program how to make peanut butter and is saving her money to buy the machine needed to make it in bulk. Not many people in her community are making and selling peanut butter, so she knows she will have a sustainable market for her product. Beatrice is excited about learning even more skills over the next few months. She is determined not to miss a single seminar or counseling session. “God has sustained me. He has given me the strength and courage I need to raise my daughter. I’m proud of who I am now and I am working for the Lord."

Mukuru Kayaba Center

The CARE for AIDS center in the Mukuru Kayaba community launched in late 2017. Mukuru Kayaba is a slum community in Nairobi with an estimated population of 185,000. Many community members are living in extreme poverty and have little to no education. The infection rate is high due to poverty and lack of access to healthcare. 

The CARE for AIDS center in Mukuru Kayaba operates in partnership with Kayaba PEFA Church under the leadership of 

Tassia Center

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The Tassia community is located in the Nairobi Eastlands and has an estimated population of 37,000, most of whom are unemployed and live in extreme poverty. The HIV infection rate in Tassia is reported at 12%, and the community is known for its high rate of drunkenness, prostitution, and crime. The CARE for AIDS center in Tassia operates in partnership with Christ Community Church of Tassia under the leadership of Reverend Daniel Makara. 

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Spiritual Counselor: Dominic Muchir

Dominic joined CFA in 2017 because he has a passion for the needy in society.  He and his wife Mary, have two children.  His favorite part of the job is, “When I am helping people know themselves better and grow closer to God.

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Medical Counselor: Ruth Wambui Kamau

Ruth grew up in Nairobi, the first of six children raised by a single mom.  Today she is married raising three children of her own. She joined CFA to bring hope to the hopeless and to love the unlovable.  She feels a calling to serve through CFA.   

“My dream for the clients is to see them overcome the stigma of HIV ,and be able to stand and take care of their families.”

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Mtongwe Center

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The CARE for AIDS center in the Mtongwe community launched in July of 2017. Mtongwe is a slum community in the outskirts of Mombasa Town - the community has a high HIV infection rate which is largely caused by prostitution. The CARE for AIDS center in Mtongwe operates in partnership with Deliverance Church Mtongwe (pictured below) under the leadership of Bishop Michael Onyango and center counselors Gideon Mtuku and Elina Goho.

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Medical Counselor, Elina Goho   

Elina grew up in Mombasa, in a family of 9 people who love to learn new things.  She joined CFA in 2017. When asked what motivated her, Elina says,  “I have a passion to work with the community, especially people living with HIV/AIDS since one of my family members was infected." She loves to see clients changing physically and to be able to support themselves through the skills that are being taught.

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Spiritual Counselor, Gideon Mutuku    

Gideon grew up in Mombasa in a Christian family. In 2017 he began serving with CFA.  He tells us he joined because “God picked me from mud and set me high. I wanted to extend the love of Christ to the community. The suffering of people with HIV really moved me. I wanted to be a vessel for the Lord to use to transform people and families.” Gideon's favorite part of the job is one on one counseling. "I love when I get to impart God’s love and bring healing to the broken, hope to the discouraged and add value to the clients by uplifting them up in faith. Praying with them also melts my heart.”

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Tandale Center

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The CARE for AIDS center in the Tandale community in Dar es Salaam Tanzania launched in July of 2017. Tandale is a densely populated community with a prominent sex industry and a high HIV infection rate. Community members have very little access to education and medical care and most live in extreme poverty. The CARE for AIDS center in Tandale operates in partnership with Kivukoni Evangelistic Church under the leadership of Bishop David Mwasota and center counselors Shadrack Julius and Judith Komba.

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Spiritual Counselor, Judith Joakim Komba  

Geen began serving with CFA in 2017. She and her husband Andrew have three children.  She says her family is Christian and likes to be close to God because He is everything for us.  She serves with CFA because "I want to be close to and help the community.  I want to ensure people receive all that CFA is offering.  I want to serve people and ensure they know Christ.”

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Health Counselor, Shedrack Julius Fungo

Shedrack grew up in Tanzania Dodoma in the Kongwa village.  Today he is married to Thekia and has been serving with CFA since 2017. He joined out of a love for people and desire to serve. 

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