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, HEALTH Counselor

Jared joined the CARE for AIDS team in September of 2018 as the Health 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, SPIRITUAL Counselor

Margaret joined the CARE for AIDS team in January 2019 as the Spiritual 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 20 221

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."