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.
Health Counselor, Gladys Mati:
Gladys joined the CARE for AIDS team in August of 2017. This is her first job out of university and she feels right at home. Gladys feels called to serve the HIV+ population and has developed a great relationship with all of the clients in this class.
"This is a great cause of work and may the Lord Almighty give you the grace to continue giving as we continue to serve and change the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS.”
Spiritual Counselor, Matthew Atieno:
Matthew came on staff with CARE for AIDS in August of 2017 and loves his role at the center in Likoni.
“My goal for the clients is to allow them to have better future through the skills we teach. Also, for the ones who have no personal relationship with Christ, I work to assist them to know Christ.”