Kinondoni Center

Community profile


The CARE for AIDS center in the Kinondoni community launched in June of 2018. Kinondoni is a slum community located near the business center of Dar es Salaam. There is a high rate of poverty, prostitution, and drug use in the area, which contributes to the community's high HIV prevalence. The CARE for AIDS center in Kinondoni operates in partnership with Kinondoni Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Samuel Kabonaki and center counselors Gabriel and Bertha.

 
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Center staff


Bertha Mulegeki, Health Counselor:

Sarah joined the CARE for AIDS team as the Health Counselor at Kinondoni Center in 2018. She enjoys empowering those in her community who are most vulnerable, and is thriving in her role as Health Counselor.

Gabriel Midam, Spiritual Counselor:

Gabriel joined the CARE for AIDS team in 2018 as the Kinondoni Center Spiritual Counselor. Photo and full staff profile coming soon.

Center History


Year graduates Faith-Decisions Orphans prevented

2018-2019 76 13 149

2019-2020 TBD TBD TBD

Graduate Profiles


Coming soon…

Thigio Center

Community Profile


Thigio is a slum community in the Limuru area of Nairobi. CARE for AIDS began working in the Thigio community in January of 2019. The inaugural class of 80 HIV+ clients launched in February and center staff are already seeing major improvements in the health of clients after just a few weeks of engagement.

 
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Center Staff


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Tom, Spiritual Counselor:

Tom joined the CARE for AIDS team in January of 2019 as the Spiritual Counselor in the Thigio community. Tom is passionate about serving the HIV+ community and loves having the opportunity to meet clients’ physical needs while sharing the good news of the Gospel.

Center History


Year graduates Faith-Decisions Orphans prevented

2018-2019 80 current clients TBD TBD

Graduate Profiles


Coming soon…

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


Jared, Spiritual Counselor

Jared joined the CARE for AIDS team in September of 2018 as the Spiritual Counselor in Baba Dogo. Before CARE for AIDS, Jared worked as an HIV counselor at a local clinic. His passion for serving those living with HIV and his medical expertise have made him incredibly effective at recruiting and working alongside clients in the Baba Dogo community.

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Margaret, Health Counselor

Margaret joined the CARE for AIDS team in January 2019 as the Health Counselor for our center in Baba Dogo. She is passionate about her work and has an obvious heart for the marginalized.

center history


Year graduates Faith-Decisions Orphans prevented

2018-2019 80 current clients TBD TBD

Graduate Profiles


Coming soon…

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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 Mosi 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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Health Counselor, John Wilson

John joined the CARE for AIDS team in the fall os 2018. He is passionate about serving those who are most vulnerable in his community, and he is excited for the opportunity to work to empower his clients through his work at the CARE for AIDS center in Gongo la Mboto.

Spiritual Counselor, Jessica Mosi

Jessica joined the CARE for AIDS team in the fall of 2018 and serves as the Spiritual Counselor in Gongo la Mboto (photo and bio coming soon).

Center History


Year graduates Faith-Decisions Orphans prevented

2018-2019 80 current clients TBD TBD

Graduate Profiles


Coming soon…


Support Gongo la Mboto

This center is supported by a generous group of donors. You can join and help support the CARE for AIDS center in this community by donating at the link below. 100% of your gift goes directly to our operations in Africa.