The Nyalenda slum is the largest slum in Kisumu, stretching along the southern border of the city from the Nairobi Highway to Lake Victoria. Most of the community members live in temporary structures made of corrugated tin sheeting. There is little to no running water or electricity in the area. The majority of the residents in Nyalenda are from the Luo Tribe, which has an infection rate of over 20%- the highest tribal infection rate in Kenya. Luo cultural traditions like wife inheritance, along with poor health infrastructure, contribute to the high infection rate in the community.
Spiritual Counselor, Elias Majiwa Ouko
Elias grew up in a village called Kamugu, the last born in a family of eight. Today he is 33 years old, married and father of one child. He joined CFA in 2014. He says, “I didn’t have a good life. I lost my parents and endured a lot of hard times. I had to find what to feed on and love from parents. I prayed for God to give me an opportunity to give back to the community and CFA gave me the chance.”