Likoni is a community in Mombasa that is considered to be the poorest community in all of Mombasa County. There is a strong Muslim presence in this community, and there is a high rate of crime, intravenous drug use, prostitution, and teen pregnancy— all of which contribute to the unusually high rate of HIV (9.8%). Francis (Mombasa Regional Coordinator) has reported that, due to the rate of HIV and incredibly dense population in this area, the leadership team is considering placing more than once center in this large community over the next few years.
The CARE for AIDS center in Makuburi launched in 2017. This community has a large Muslim presence and an extremely high poverty rate. CARE for AIDS operates in this community in partnership with the NGA Church of Makubiri.
Langata Kijiji is a community located in Nairobi near Wilson Airport. There is an estimated population of 66,000 and many of the residents work in the industrial areas of Nairobi. The population has been growing rapidly over recent years due to rural urban migration and this has caused an increase in HIV infection rate.
The CARE for AIDS center in Langata Kijiji will operate in partnership with Langata P.E.F.A. (Pentecostal Evangelistic Fellowship of Africa) Church. Center counselors David and Mercy (pictured below) are currently in training and will begin client recruitment in September.
David, Spiritual Counselor
Mercy, Health Counselor
The Kiambiu slum is located in the Eastern part of Nairobi and neighbors the Kariobangi community. There is an estimated population of 60,000 residents and a majority of the households lack access to clean water and sanitation services. There are very few employment opportunities around Kiambiu and there is a high rate of HIV in this community, particularly among young women.
The CARE for AIDS center in Kiambiu will operate in partnership with A.I.C. (African Inland Church) Kiambiu. Center counselors Jacob and Ann (pictured below) are currently in training and will begin client recruitment in September.
Ann, Health Counselor
Jacob, Spiritual Counselor
The CARE for AIDS center in Mburahati launched in 2017 at Kanusa Baptist Church.
Spiritual Counselor: Amos Gasper
Health Counselor: Janet Nassali