Dar es Salaam

Kinondoni Center

Community profile


The CARE for AIDS center in the Kinondoni community launched in June of 2018. Kinondoni is a slum community located near the business center of Dar es Salaam. There is a high rate of poverty, prostitution, and drug use in the area, which contributes to the community's high HIV prevalence. The CARE for AIDS center in Kinondoni operates in partnership with Kinondoni Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Samuel Kabonaki and center counselors Gabriel and Bertha.

 
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Center staff


Bertha Mulegeki, Health Counselor:

Sarah joined the CARE for AIDS team as the Health Counselor at Kinondoni Center in 2018. She enjoys empowering those in her community who are most vulnerable, and is thriving in her role as Health Counselor.

Gabriel Midam, Spiritual Counselor:

Gabriel joined the CARE for AIDS team in 2018 as the Kinondoni Center Spiritual Counselor. Photo and full staff profile coming soon.

Center History


Year graduates Faith-Decisions Orphans prevented

2018-2019 76 13 149

2019-2020 TBD TBD TBD

Graduate Profiles


Coming soon…

Mtoni Center

Community Profile


Mtoni is an administrative ward in Temeke district in Dar es Salaam Region with an estimated population of 72,922 residents.  The Mtoni community is a predominantly Muslim area with about 80% of the community members identifying as Muslim. The majority of the residents are living in extreme poverty, and there is a high rate of drug use and unemployment. The HIV infection rate in Mtoni is higher than the national average.

 

Center History


Year graduates Faith-Decisions Orphans prevented

2018-2019 82 current clients TBD TBD

Graduate Profiles


The first class of clients at Mtoni Center launched in November 2018 (pictured below). Graduate profiles coming soon.

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Gongo La Mboto

Community Profile


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Gongo la Mboto is a slum community in the Ilala district of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The community has a population of about 60,000 residents, most of whom are living in extreme poverty. Because of the poverty rate and lack of economic opportunity, there is a high rate of prostitution in the community which contributes to the high rate of HIV infection. Gongo la Mboto center staff estimate that there are 2,000 HIV-positive adults living in the community currently.

There is also a very strong Muslim presence in the Ilala district, particularly in the Gongo la Mboto slum. The CARE for AIDS center in Gongo la Mboto will launch the first class of clients in early fall 2018. Center counselors John Ngdau Wilson and Jessica Mosi have already recruited 50 HIV-positive clients into this first class, and they are eager to launch with a full class of 80.

 

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Health Counselor, John Wilson

John joined the CARE for AIDS team in the fall os 2018. He is passionate about serving those who are most vulnerable in his community, and he is excited for the opportunity to work to empower his clients through his work at the CARE for AIDS center in Gongo la Mboto.

Spiritual Counselor, Jessica Mosi

Jessica joined the CARE for AIDS team in the fall of 2018 and serves as the Spiritual Counselor in Gongo la Mboto (photo and bio coming soon).

Center History


Year graduates Faith-Decisions Orphans prevented

2018-2019 79 21 237

Graduate Profiles


Coming soon…


Support Gongo la Mboto

This center is supported by a generous group of donors. You can join and help support the CARE for AIDS center in this community by donating at the link below. 100% of your gift goes directly to our operations in Africa.

Tandale Center

community profile


The CARE for AIDS center in the Tandale community in Dar es Salaam Tanzania launched in July of 2017. Tandale is a densely populated community with a prominent sex industry and a high HIV infection rate. Community members have very little access to education and medical care and most live in extreme poverty. The CARE for AIDS center in Tandale operates in partnership with Kivukoni Evangelistic Church under the leadership of Bishop David Mwasota and center counselors Shadrack Julius and Judith Komba.

 
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Spiritual Counselor, Judith Joakim Komba

Geen began serving with CFA in 2017. She and her husband Andrew have three children. She says her family is Christian and likes to be close to God because He is everything for us. She serves with CFA because "I want to be close to and help the community. I want to ensure people receive all that CFA is offering. I want to serve people and ensure they know Christ.”

Health Counselor, Shedrack Julius Fungo

Shedrack grew up in Tanzania Dodoma in the Kongwa village. Today he is married to Thekia and has been serving with CFA since 2017. He joined out of a love for people and desire to serve.

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center history


Year graduates Faith-Decisions Orphans prevented

2017-2018 79 38 174

2018-2019 79 TBD 80

2019-2020 TBD TBD TBD

Gradaute profiles


2019 Tandale Update from Regional Coordinator, Emmanuel Nkwamu

Tandale Graduate Profile, 2018

Mawenzi Center

community profile


The CARE for AIDS center in the Mawenzi community launched in September of 2017. Mawenzi is a slum community on the outskirts of Dar es Salaam with an estimated population of 78,500. Community members live in informal settlements in the densely populated slum and have very little access to basic utilities like clean water and electricity.

The CARE for AIDS center in Mawenzi operates in partnership with Gospel Assembly Mission Church under the leadership of Pastor Perpetua Bayege Simon (pictured below) and center counselors Christina Mayunga and Kingsley Mwakinyali.

 

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Health Counselor, Christina Mayunga

Christine joined the CARE for AIDS team in 2017 and she has faithfully and joyfully served clients in the Mawenzi community.

"Counseling is definitely my favorite part of my job!"

Spiritual Counselor, Kingsley Mwakinvali

Kingsley grew up in a large family in Zambia and is incredibly passionate about his work with CARE for AIDS.

"My life growing up was tough, and I know there are many out there who are suffering. It feels good to help!"

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center history


Year graduates Faith-Decisions Orphans prevented

2017-2018 76 24 203

2018-2019 TBD TBD TBD

Graduate profiles


Flora found out she was HIV-positive when she was pregnant with her second child. Her husband had known he was infected, but had not yet told her. It was 1991 when she found out, and there was not good medical care or medication readily available for HIV patients at the time. Flora and her husband started going to witch doctors and healers for help. Unfortunately, her husband quickly became very ill and had to quit his job. In 1994, her husband passed away and Flora was left afraid and alone.

When she went to the village to bury her husband, his family blamed her for his death. They chased Flora away and would not let her take their two children with her. They stole everything that belonged to her, including her home. Enraged, Flora immediately found a legal nonprofit to help her regain custody of her children. 

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After she won the legal battle for her children, Flora didn't know what to do next. She didn’t have work, she was living with HIV, her husband had died, and she didn’t have any money. She started doing small jobs whenever she could, and the church she attended helped her when they could- they gave Flora food and clothes and helped her to pay the children’s school fees.

In 2017, one of her friends told her about a local church that had opened a program for people who were living with HIV. The neighbor had been a client at a different CARE for AIDS center but had heard of the new center near Flora’s home in Mawenzi. Because the program was hosted in a church, Flora felt comfortable attending. Flora has now been a client at Mazwenzi center for 8 months. She has seen her stigma melt away completely because of this program. She has lived in the Mawenzi area all her life, but she has met new people through the program that have become like family to her. During group therapy, they share the issues they are facing and advise one another on how to get through their challenges. They encourage and love one another.

Flora no longer lives in fear or shame. Even when others talk negatively about HIV or AIDS, she is not afraid to educate them about the disease and disclose her status. Through the CARE for AIDS counseling, Flora has learned how to take care of her health and her children’s health. She has learned how to eat a proper diet and she has learned the importance of adhering well to her medication. Through the economic empowerment seminars, Flora has also learned how to make soap, detergent, bead necklaces and earrings, handbags, and tie-dye. She sells what she makes to people that live nearby or at the local market. Flora’s goal is to become a CARE for AIDS seminar facilitator one day. Her desire is for other people to experience the same freedom that she has experienced because of this program.