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

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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.


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Ujamaa

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Health Counselor, Josephine

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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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Mukuru Kayaba Center

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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


client story

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."

Mukuru Kayaba Center

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 under the leadership of