A Kenyan Perspective

February 2014

Today’s post is from a recent article about CARE for AIDS in Fieldnotes Magazine. This is the second piece they have done on CARE for AIDS- to read the first article about our founding, click here.  Today’s article focuses on Duncan’s perspective on the partnership between the work in Kenya and the US.

When CARE for AIDS was officially founded in 2007, Duncan and Cornel both served as the spiritual, medical and economic empowerment counselors. Today, they both share the Country Director’s roles and are responsible for equipping, training, fundraising, marketing and creating relationships for growth or expansion. In what was started by two Kenyans, now employs more than 40 nationals.  In what was started by two families, CARE for AIDS has now reached out to about 4,000 families in Kenya.

As Duncan reflected on his partnership with Americans in this endeavor, he shared that if it hadn’t been for three college students, CARE for AIDS wouldn’t be where it is today. Justin Miller was only nineteen years old when they first met, and “from his own pocket money, he was quick to trust that he can make a difference in the world if he was obedient with the little he had,” said Duncan. Today, Justin serves as the Executive Director of CFA leading a team of four in the U.S., and handles the responsibility of funding all U.S. and the Kenyan operations financially.

Duncan’s first thought when it came to Justin’s leadership was it “passed the test of the day” because Justin penetrated all the barriers that come with fundraising for a young, inexperienced organization by generating support for twenty Kenyan communities through churches, and handling thousands of our supporters in the U.S…

to read more, visit the original post at Fieldnotes.