Mtopanga is a community in Mombasa with a dense population and high infection rate. CARE for AIDS began operations in partnership with the African Inland Church of Mtopanga in October 2016.
Medical Counselor: Beatrice Cherono Bii
Spiritual Counselor, Douglas Mgolo
Douglas is married to Loise and they have two children. In 2015, Douglas joined CFA motivated by a desire to transform lives and to show love to the unlovable. He loves talking about Jesus to show clients there is hope.
Year graduates Faith-Decisions Orphans prevented
2016-2017 68 8 241
2017-2018 50 8 162
2018-2019 TBD TBD TBD
Esha, 2018 Graduate:
Esha found out she was HIV-positive when she was pregnant with her last born. She had married young and had a strained relationship with her husband, so she was hesitant to share with him about her status.
Esha learned about the CARE for AIDS program through another client and immediately joined. Although it was a risk for her to join a program in a Christian church, she has no regrets- she is less stressed, encouraged, and she has learned how to make liquid soap she can sell to make a living.
“To Muslims, it may be bad to go to this Christian church. But I think it’s good because it helps me. I want to be an advocate for others to join the program.”
Abdallah, 2017 Graduate:
Abdallah Kazungu is a single father of three. He joined the CARE for AIDS program in Mtopanga, Mombasa after being referred there by the local clinic. As a dedicated Muslim, he was hesitant to participate in the spiritual counseling sessions, but he soon warmed up to the idea of connecting with the counselors and his classmates about spiritual growth. He even asked for a Bible that he could read at home with his children.
Abdallah graduated from the program in August and has learned all of the skills necessary to care for himself and his children. " Through the program, I have been able to overcome fear and stigma and now live a happy, healthy and peaceful life." Join us in praying for Abdallah and his family- we are thrilled that the Lord has planted a seed in his life through the program and we are hopeful that he will continue in his faith journey.