Changamwe Center

community profile

Changamwe is a suburban slum of Mombasa in Mombasa County. The area is primarily industrial, and the community is known for violent crime. The center in Changamwe was the third CARE for AIDS center to open in Mombasa, and we are excited to continue our work in this community. 

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center staff


Medical Counselor, Joyce Kanini Musembi

Joyce began serving with CARE for AIDS in 2015, motivated by a deep desire to serve people. Her favorite part of the job is when she can counsel clients and see that they are improving every day.

Spiritual Counselor, John Mwamgunda Kimbio

Pastor John is married to Lizzy and has three children. In 2014, Pastor John joined CFA.

“I have a passion to serve people. I want many people to know Jesus and to get new life and their life to be changed.”


center history


2015-2018 64 4 233

2016-2017 81 20 244

2017-2018 75 24 259

2018-2019 78 15 225

graduate profiles

Morris and Samuel, 2019 Changamwe Graduates


Morris and Samuel met in the CARE for AIDS program at Changamwe. Both men had suffered from stigma and fear before joining the program, but are now confident and healthy. They have each even committed to recruiting more male clients for the 2020 Changamwe class.

When asked about how the program had changed his life, Morris said that before CARE for AIDS he only knew fear, but now he can sum up his life in one word- freedom.

Morris and Samuel are two of the 78 graduates from the 2019 class.

The message below is from 2018 Changamwe graduate, Robert.


Marriam, 2015 Changamwe Graduate:

Marriam Bakari recently went through the economic empowerment seminar about how to make liquid detergent at the CARE for AIDS center in Changamwe, and she is already selling enough to pay for her children’s school fees. Francis had just finished praying with her when this photo was taken. Marriam graduated from the program in 2015 and continues to stay in touch with the staff members and other clients.  

Donate to the CARE for AIDS center in Changamwe 

John and Kylie White have gathered their community to support the CARE for AIDS center in the Changamwe Community. 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.