Langata Kijiji is a community located in Nairobi near Wilson Airport. There is an estimated population of 66,000 and many of the residents work in the industrial areas of Nairobi. The population has been growing rapidly over recent years due to rural urban migration and this has caused an increase in HIV infection rate.
The CARE for AIDS center in Langata Kijiji operates in partnership with Langata P.E.F.A. (Pentecostal Evangelistic Fellowship of Africa) Church. Center counselors David and Mercy are pictured below.
Medial Counselor: Mercy Gacheri Kithinji
Gacheri joined CFA as a medical counselor in 2017. She and her husband Stephan have two children. She joined CFA to be a light, and help clients transcend their HIV status. "AIDS is not a death sentence," she says. Gacheri prays that God will give her the strength and faith to serve her clients.
Spiritual Counselor: David Kutukai Tirike
“I grew up in rural Masai land in Kajiadu county. A family with polygamy foundation, my father had four wives and I had very many step-sisters and step-brothers, totaling up to around 27. Our family was very poor." Davy has been working with CFA for one year and says, "My favorite part of the job is when I find myself counseling and praying with the clients, and trusting God for the miracle.”
Year graduates Faith-Decisions Orphans prevented
2017-2018 83 42 226
2018-2019 TBD TBD TBD
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