Chanika Center

Community Profile

The CARE for AIDS center in the Chanika community launched in October 2017. Chanika is a densely populated slum in the outskirts of Dar es Salaam with a high HIV infection rate. Stigma related to HIV/AIDS is strong in the community, and many HIV+ community members live in fear of losing their jobs and families because of their status. 

The CARE for AIDS center in Chanika operates in partnership with Power of God Church under the leadership of Pastor Dunkan Ludovic Rweikila and center counselors Happiness Gawaya and Emmanuel Kimati.


center staff


Spiritual Counselor, Emanuel Bilham Kimati

Ibra grew up in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. Today he is married to Agatha, and serves with CFA as of 2017. He loves to pray for clients, even when their circumstances seem overwhelming. He dreams that each client will trust in Jesus and achieve their life goals. Ibra loves video and also dreams of being a cameraman and video editor. He contributes these skills to his church, Power of God Fire Church. He wants supporters to know "I love you so much because you made me feel respectful to people. God bless all.”

center history

Year graduates Faith-Decisions Orphans prevented

2017-2018 62 21 98

2018-2019 76 23 165

graduate profiles