The Nyalenda slum is the largest slum in the Kisumu area, stretching along the southern border of the city from the Nairobi highway to Lake Victoria. Most of its inhabitants live in temporary structures made of mud and sticks or corrugated tin[...]
The term “Dunga” refers to the westernmost section of the Nyalenda slum, which stretches along the Southern border of Kisumu. The Dunga section is closest to Lake Victoria, and has a similar composition to the areas served by the Central a[...]
Gachie is a community on the outskirts of Nairobi and close to the upscale Westlands neighborhoods. Many of the residents commute into the city to work casual jobs on the compounds of wealthy Kenyans or expatriates. Because of its proximity [...]
This area is located on the Eastern side of the main Nairobi - Kisumu highway. It holds a concentration of people in village-like settings along the highway and a gradual shift into more rural areas further to the East. [...]
Kamirithu is North of Limuru on the intersection of Limuru Road and the main highway from Nairobi. It is a densely populated area that borders the commercial center of Kwambera. The town is not highly developed. Many buildings are semi-permane[...]
In 2013, artist Freedom Rodriguez visited Kenya to interview, photograph and capture portraits of one hundred CARE for AIDS clients. Using stories and photographs from these interviews, Rodriguez symbolically painted each portrait on the cover of worn, previously discarded books, transforming once abandoned objects into unique pieces of art.
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Margaret Juma is a proud mother of three. She became pregnant with her first child as a teenager, and as a result, she had to sacrifice her education and leave school before her graduation. A few years later, Margaret got married, and in the six years that followed Margaret and her husband had two other […]view entry →
This morning, we have a story to share with you from two of our Spiritual and Health Counselors, Frederick and Rose, from their recent class at Githurai Center. This class of 82 clients was the first group to go through the program at Githurai, and the whole team is so proud of this incredible group […]view entry →
Last year, a friend of CARE for AIDS, Sarah Kamienski, was training our counselors in Kenya, and she told them that in order to be a great counselor they must be both curious and humble. I’ve found that the leaders I most respect embody this same principle. They are curious enough to ask questions that […]view entry →
“HE IS A GOOD FATHER.” Sally is the first to tell you that her husband is a family man. Benedict is a loving husband and father, and he takes pride in providing for his family, but he wasn’t always that way. Benedict and Sally are both HIV+ The Okoths live in the Western region of […]view entry →
In Bob Goff’s book, Love Does, there is a quote that has always impacted me… “Living a life fully engaged and full of whimsy and the kind of things that love does is something most people plan to do, but along the way they just kind of forget. Their dreams become one of those “we’ll […]view entry →
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