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.
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.
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.
The CARE for AIDS center in the Mawenzi community launched in September of 2017. Mawenzi is a slum community on the outskirts of Dar es Salaam with an estimated population of 78,500. Community members live in informal settlements in the densely populated slum and have very little access to basic utilities like clean water and electricity.
The CARE for AIDS center in Mawenzi operates in partnership with Gospel Assembly Mission Church under the leadership of Pastor Perpetua Bayege Simon (pictured below) and center counselors Christina Mayunga and Kingsley Mwakinyali.
The CARE for AIDS center in the Chanika community launched in October 2017. Chanika is a densely populated slum in the outskirts of Dar es Salaam with a high HIV infection rate. Stigma related to HIV/AIDS is strong in the community, and many HIV+ community members live in fear of losing their jobs and families because of their status.
The CARE for AIDS center in Chanika operates in partnership with Power of God Church (pictured to the left) under the leadership of Pastor Dunkan Ludovic Rweikila and center counselors Happiness Gawaya and Emmanuel Kimati.