Sinai is a slum located in Nairobi- it is most famous for a tragic community wide fire caused by an oil spill in 2011. It is a densely populated area with a high HIV infection rate. CARE for AIDS began operation of a center in the Sinai community in 2014. Matthew Mbatha and Maureen Shididi serve as the Spiritual and Health Counselors (pictured below).
Medical Counselor, Maureen Kayaro Shididi
Maureen has been employed with CFA since 2014. She has a degree in Social Work and Community Development.
“It has been my dream to work with our organization that helps the community and thanks to God I found myself in the right place where I feel I have fitted, talking to people and changing lives. It has been my passion. I want to change more lives.”
Spiritual Counselor, Mathew Mbatha
Mbatha is married to Peninnah and they have one young child. He grew up in Machakos County, raised in a poor family. Thanks to the support of many, he now holds a degree in Theology and has been serving with CFA since 2014. He wants supporters to know,
“Through your support, lives have been transformed, souls have been won for Christ and communities have been impacted by empowering skills.”
Year graduates Faith-Decisions Orphans prevented
2014-2015 80 8 313
2015-2016 66 8 261
2016-2017 78 16 216
2017-2018 76 13 236
2018-2019 80 current TBD TBD
Katharine, 2018 Graduate:
When Katharine was 20 years old, she started getting boils all over her body. The boils caused so much pain she was unable to maintain a steady job. When she went to hospital to have her condition diagnosed, she was told she was HIV-positive.
When Katharine started the CARE for AIDS program in Sinai, she was able to overcome the stigma of her diagnosis and realize her self-worth. She realized for the first time Jesus loved her unconditionally, and she made a faith decision in the program.
Thanks to what Katharine learned in the program, she is now able to sustain herself. Although she has never been to school, she has enjoyed learning life skills and business skills in the economic empowerment sessions.
Katherine prays that as she begins her business selling tissues and soaps, that it will be successful. Join us as we pray for Susan’s continued spiritual growth and physical health.
DONATE TO THE CARE FOR AIDS CENTER IN SINAI
Jon and Kylie White have gathered their community to support the CARE for AIDS center in the Sinai Community. Sinai is an extension of the larger Eastleigh slums of Nairobi, which has a population of about 1 million people. This particular community has about 300,000 residents and there is a very high HIV infection rate in the area.
Through the CARE for AIDS center, 80 HIV+ community members per year will be empowered to take control of their disease through medical counseling, spiritual counseling, economic empowerment and social support.