Baba Dogo Center

Community Profile


Baba Dogo is a slum community located in the industrial district of Nairobi- high rates of poverty and prostitution contribute to the growing HIV prevalence throughout the community. CARE for AIDS began engaging with the Baba Dogo community in September of 2018. We are currently in the outreach phase of the CARE for AIDS program and staff are creating community partnerships, proving education and testing, and searching for a long-term local church partner.

 
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Center staff


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center history


Year graduates Faith-Decisions Orphans prevented

2018-2019 80 current clients TBD TBD

Graduate Profiles


Mtoni Center

Community Profile


Mtoni is an administrative ward in Temeke district in Dar es Salaam Region with an estimated population of 72,922 residents.  The Mtoni community is a predominantly Muslim area with about 80% of the community members identifying as Muslim. The majority of the residents are living in extreme poverty, and there is a high rate of drug use and unemployment. The HIV infection rate in Mtoni is higher than the national average.

 

Center History


Year graduates Faith-Decisions Orphans prevented

2018-2019 82 current clients TBD TBD

Graduate Profiles


The first class of clients at Mtoni Center launched in November 2018 (pictured below). Graduate profiles coming soon.

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Gongo La Mboto

Community Profile


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Gongo la Mboto is a slum community in the Ilala district of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The community has a population of about 60,000 residents, most of whom are living in extreme poverty. Because of the poverty rate and lack of economic opportunity, there is a high rate of prostitution in the community which contributes to the high rate of HIV infection. Gongo la Mboto center staff estimate that there are 2,000 HIV-positive adults living in the community currently.

There is also a very strong Muslim presence in the Ilala district, particularly in the Gongo la Mboto slum. The CARE for AIDS center in Gongo la Mboto will launch the first class of clients in early fall 2018. Center counselors John Ngdau Wilson and Jessica Mbusi have already recruited 50 HIV-positive clients into this first class, and they are eager to launch with a full class of 80.

Center staff


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Ujamaa

Community Profile


 
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Center Staff


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Health Counselor, Josephine

Josephine joined the CARE for AIDS team in 2017 and serves as the Ujamaa Center’s Health Counselor.

Spiritual Counselor, Raphael Msangi Ruphus

Raphael grew up in coast region at Kwale County in Waa location. Today he is married to Jeniffer and serves with CFA. He joined in 2017 because he wanted to change people's lives. It brings him happiness to assist others. He dreams of continuing his own education, pursuing a degree in theology.

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Center history


Year graduates Faith-Decisions Orphans prevented

2018-2019 72 1 227

2019-2020 TBD TBD TBD

Graduate Profiles


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Katherine found out she was HIV-positive in 2005 after her husband passed away because of AIDS. Sadly, he had refused to see a doctor about his condition. When he passed, Katherine went to the hospital and got tested. When she found out she was positive, she had her kids tested and her youngest daughter was positive as well. They started on ARV treatment together. Now the sole provider for her family, Katherine began selling firewood to make money. Eventually, she added baby diapers and socks to her supply and began selling as well. Once she had enough money, she built a small kiosk next to her house where she could set up her business each day. She was making enough most months to keep her children fed and their rent paid, but she felt alone and tired.

Katherine found out about the CARE for AIDS program at Ujamaa from a friend who was part of the program in a nearby community, Mtongwe. She joined Ujamaa center and has made many new friends in the program. For Katherine, the best part of the program has been these new friends who feel like family. They visit one another in their homes and encourage one another. Katherine no longer feels alone in this journey.

She has already started using what she’s learned in the seminar skills training to add items to sell in her shop. She is now making and selling keychains, bead necklaces, table decorations, soap and stain remover. She’s also teaching her daughter the skills she’s learning and they practice together after her daughter gets home from school each day. Katherine wants to go far and doing something meaningful with her life to glorify God. Her dream is to make enough that can share her profits with those who have less.

Mukuru Kayaba Center

community profile


The CARE for AIDS center in the Mukuru Kayaba community launched in late 2017. Mukuru Kayaba is a slum community in Nairobi with an estimated population of 185,000. Many community members are living in extreme poverty and have little to no education. The infection rate is high due to poverty and lack of access to healthcare. 

The CARE for AIDS center in Mukuru Kayaba operates in partnership with Kayaba PEFA Church

Center Staff


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Center History


Year graduates Faith-Decisions Orphans prevented

2018-2019 81 1 281

Graduate Profiles


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In 2013, Beatrice began rapidly losing weight and became very weak. When she went to the local clinic for a checkup, she was told she was HIV-positive. Beatrice was devastated and immediately started worrying about the future of her young daughter. She asked God to give her strength and provide a way for her to survive despite her diagnosis. Beatrice heard about the CARE for AIDS program at Mukuru Kayaba in 2018 from a community health volunteer. She has only been a part of the program for a few months but is already so grateful for all the program has done for her. Many of her classmates are her friends and neighbors and she has a new confidence knowing that she is not the only one with HIV.

“We are many and I am encouraged knowing that I am not alone and that we have CFA behind us." Currently, Beatrice makes her living by washing clothes for others. She has already learned through the CARE for AIDS program how to make peanut butter and is saving her money to buy the machine needed to make it in bulk. Not many people in her community are making and selling peanut butter, so she knows she will have a sustainable market for her product. Beatrice is excited about learning even more skills over the next few months. She is determined not to miss a single seminar or counseling session. “God has sustained me. He has given me the strength and courage I need to raise my daughter. I’m proud of who I am now and I am working for the Lord."