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