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