Nairobi

Thigio Center

Community Profile


Thigio is a slum community in the Limuru area of Nairobi. CARE for AIDS began working in the Thigio community in January of 2019. The inaugural class of 80 HIV+ clients launched in February and center staff are already seeing major improvements in the health of clients after just a few weeks of engagement.

 
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Center Staff


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Tom, Spiritual Counselor:

Tom joined the CARE for AIDS team in January of 2019 as the Spiritual Counselor in the Thigio community. Tom is passionate about serving the HIV+ community and loves having the opportunity to meet clients’ physical needs while sharing the good news of the Gospel.

Center History


Year graduates Faith-Decisions Orphans prevented

2018-2019 80 current clients TBD TBD

Graduate Profiles


Coming soon…

Baba Dogo Center

Community Profile


Baba Dogo is a slum community located in the industrial district of Nairobi- high rates of poverty and prostitution contribute to the growing HIV prevalence throughout the community. CARE for AIDS began engaging with the Baba Dogo community in September of 2018. We are currently in the outreach phase of the CARE for AIDS program and staff are creating community partnerships, proving education and testing, and searching for a long-term local church partner.

 
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Center staff


Jared, Spiritual Counselor

Jared joined the CARE for AIDS team in September of 2018 as the Spiritual Counselor in Baba Dogo. Before CARE for AIDS, Jared worked as an HIV counselor at a local clinic. His passion for serving those living with HIV and his medical expertise have made him incredibly effective at recruiting and working alongside clients in the Baba Dogo community.

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Margaret, Health Counselor

Margaret joined the CARE for AIDS team in January 2019 as the Health Counselor for our center in Baba Dogo. She is passionate about her work and has an obvious heart for the marginalized.

center history


Year graduates Faith-Decisions Orphans prevented

2018-2019 80 current clients TBD TBD

Graduate Profiles


Coming soon…

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Mukuru Kayaba Center

community profile


The CARE for AIDS center in the Mukuru Kayaba community launched in late 2017. Mukuru Kayaba is a slum community in Nairobi with an estimated population of 185,000. Many community members are living in extreme poverty and have little to no education. The infection rate is high due to poverty and lack of access to healthcare. 

The CARE for AIDS center in Mukuru Kayaba operates in partnership with Kayaba PEFA Church

Center Staff


Coming soon…

Center History


Year graduates Faith-Decisions Orphans prevented

2018-2019 81 1 281

Graduate Profiles


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In 2013, Beatrice began rapidly losing weight and became very weak. When she went to the local clinic for a checkup, she was told she was HIV-positive. Beatrice was devastated and immediately started worrying about the future of her young daughter. She asked God to give her strength and provide a way for her to survive despite her diagnosis. Beatrice heard about the CARE for AIDS program at Mukuru Kayaba in 2018 from a community health volunteer. She has only been a part of the program for a few months but is already so grateful for all the program has done for her. Many of her classmates are her friends and neighbors and she has a new confidence knowing that she is not the only one with HIV.

“We are many and I am encouraged knowing that I am not alone and that we have CFA behind us." Currently, Beatrice makes her living by washing clothes for others. She has already learned through the CARE for AIDS program how to make peanut butter and is saving her money to buy the machine needed to make it in bulk. Not many people in her community are making and selling peanut butter, so she knows she will have a sustainable market for her product. Beatrice is excited about learning even more skills over the next few months. She is determined not to miss a single seminar or counseling session. “God has sustained me. He has given me the strength and courage I need to raise my daughter. I’m proud of who I am now and I am working for the Lord."

Tassia Center

Community Profile


The Tassia community is located in the Nairobi Eastlands and has an estimated population of 37,000, most of whom are unemployed and live in extreme poverty. The HIV infection rate in Tassia is reported at 12%, and the community is known for its high rate of drunkenness, prostitution, and crime. The CARE for AIDS center in Tassia operates in partnership with Christ Community Church of Tassia under the leadership of Reverend Daniel Makara. 

Center Staff


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Spiritual Counselor: Dominic Muchir

Dominic joined CFA in 2017 because he has a passion for the needy in society. He and his wife Mary, have two children. His favorite part of the job is, “When I am helping people know themselves better and grow closer to God.

Medical Counselor: Ruth Wambui Kamau

Ruth grew up in Nairobi, the first of six children raised by a single mom. Today she is married raising three children of her own. She joined CFA to bring hope to the hopeless and to love the unlovable. She feels a calling to serve through CFA.

“My dream for the clients is to see them overcome the stigma of HIV ,and be able to stand and take care of their families.”

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Center History


Year graduates Faith-Decisions Orphans prevented

2017-2018 75 11 250

2018-2019 TBD TBD TBD

graduate profiles


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When Zihurra found that she was HIV-positive, she wanted to die. Her husband had left her to care for their 1-month old baby alone, and she had no way of making money. She was lonely and feared for her son's future. Her anxiety about the future overtook her life, and she stopped taking her ARV medication. She quickly became very sick. Eventually, her sickness drove her to the local clinic, where she was referred to the CARE for AIDS program at Christ Church Tassia.

When she first joined the program, Zihurra's viral load was high and her immune system was weak. She told the center counselors truth about not taking her medications, but that she was ready to change and that she wanted to get better. She wanted to live and be the one to raise her son. Zihurrah now has many new friends who she shares life with. She is an active member of a savings group, and she now fellowships at Christ Church. After hearing the Gospel from Dominic, Tassia Center's Spiritual Counselor, she accepted Christ as her personal savior. Zihurra celebrated her graduation from the program in mid-November, and she has a great deal of hope for the future of her family.

Langata Kijiji Center

Community profile


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.

 
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Center staff


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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.”

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center history


Year graduates Faith-Decisions Orphans prevented

2017-2018 83 42 226

2018-2019 82 current TBD TBD

Graduate Profiles


The CARE for AIDS center in Langata Kijiji is supported through a group of generous donors in the Bay Village area of Ohio. The video below is from 2018 Langata client, Douglas.


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