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


Mtwapa Center

Mtwapa is known in Mombasa and throughout Kenya for its sex industry. It is located on Malindi Highway in Mombasa, and has an estimated population of 100,000. The HIV infection rate is currently at 5.4%. The population is growing at a rapid rate because of the tourist industry and an influx of big business (Coastal Bottlers, a Coca-Cola bottling plant is located in town). These factors combined with the prevalence of Islam have created a difficult environment for many church leaders. We are confident that with the right church partnership, we can make a huge impact in this community through the CARE for AIDS program. 

Mukuru Kwa Njenga

Mukuru Kwa Njenga is a slum bordered by the airport, the Industrial District, and a area of town called Taasia. This community is right in the middle of the intersection of affluence, industry, and export, but those living in Mukuru are experiencing abject poverty. Most of the community members are from the Kamba tribe and work in the neighboring Industrial District. 

Health Counselor: Joyline Wiyema

Joyline and her husband, Steven, have have one daughter. Joyline studied Medical Counseling at the Kenya Institute for Social Work is thrilled about the opportunity to work with CARE for AIDS in her community.

Client Story

Peris is 29 years old and is the mother of two beautiful little boys. When she disclosed her HIV status to her husband he left her and the boys to fend for themselves. She quickly became very depressed and feared for her children’s future. At one point, she considered killing her sons and then taking her own life. In her mind, death was better than the life of an orphan.

By the grace of God, a community health worker introduced Peris to the CARE for AIDS program in her community (Mukuru Kwa Njenga) and she joined the first class of clients in May of 2015. Prior to coming to the program, Peris had worked as a casual laborer at a large construction site near her home. This hard labor made her heath deteriorate quickly, and by the time she joined the CARE for AIDS program she was nearly bedridden.

After a few months of counseling and receiving nutrition supplements from the CARE for AIDS center, Peris’ health and emotional outlook began to improve. She particularly enjoyed the bi-monthly economic empowerment seminars, and picked up skills like cake baking very quickly.

Today Peris runs a small cake business out of her house and no longer has to work as a casual laborer. In fact, the construction workers near her home are her most loyal customers. 

When asked about her experience at CARE for AIDS Peris says:

"Today I am not the same weak miserable girl I was nine months ago... I am alive together with my children and together we will live."

Donate to the CARE for AIDS center in Mukuru Kwa Njenga

Rongai Center

Rongai is a slum community in Naiorbi with a high prevalence of HIV infection. CARE for AIDS began operating a center in the Rongai community in partnership with Apostolic Faith Church in February of 2016. 

Health Counselor: Faith Katiti






Spiritual Counselor: Peter Maina

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