The CARE for AIDS center in the Mtongwe community launched in July of 2017. Mtongwe is a slum community in the outskirts of Mombasa Town - the community has a high HIV infection rate which is largely caused by prostitution. The CARE for AIDS center in Mtongwe operates in partnership with Deliverance Church Mtongwe under the leadership of Bishop Michael Onyango and center counselors Gideon Mtuku and Elina Goho.
Medical Counselor, Elina Goho
Elina grew up in Mombasa, in a family of 9 people who love to learn new things. She joined CFA in 2017. When asked what motivated her, Elina says, “I have a passion to work with the community, especially people living with HIV/AIDS since one of my family members was infected." She loves to see clients changing physically and to be able to support themselves through the skills that are being taught.
Spiritual Counselor, Gideon Mutuku
Gideon grew up in Mombasa in a Christian family. In 2017 he began serving with CFA. Gideon's favorite part of the job is one on one counseling. "I love when I get to impart God’s love and bring healing to the broken, hope to the discouraged and add value to the clients by uplifting them up in faith. Praying with them also melts my heart.”
Year graduates Faith-Decisions Orphans prevented
2017-2018 77 7 589
2018-2019 78 11 416
“Glory, glory, glory to God. We were in the dark and now we see the light. We came here poor, tired… but now we are all rich, active, and ready to start a new life. We are now the fishers and the teachers who will find those suffering out there and bring them to see. I shall not die. I shall live and declare what the lord has done.”
- Peter Abdullah, 2019 Mtongwe Graduate