Dandora is a slum community in Nairobi that borders Kariobangi, a community that CARE for AIDS had been working in since 2014. Dandora is highly populated and is the location of Nairobi's primary trash dumping station. Community members living in Dandora are facing extreme poverty and many earn a living by reselling items found in the dump. CARE for AIDS began operation in the Dandora community in January 2017.
Medical Counselor, Judy Wanjiru Kanyi
Judy is married to Samuel and is the second born in a line of 6 siblings. She has been employed with CFA since 2016. In 2011, Judy's aunt was HIV+, bedridden, and in a lot of pain. Judy thanks God she is well now. Through her situation, Judy really wanted to work with such people to give hope to them and face life positively and move on despite their status.
“I love giving hope to a client and seeing them rise again, face life, positively, and understand there is life beyond HIV/AIDS."
Spiritual Counselor, Bernard Onyango
Bernard, grew up an orphan in the Korogocho slums. After his parents died of HIV/AIDS, he took on the responsibility of caring for his siblings. He decided to work with CFA as an opportunity to give back to the community.
"I dream each client can live a life beyond AIDS, that they will be empowered to live a normal life without stigma.”