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[...]
Kawangware is a slum on the Northwestern outskirts of Nairobi, South of Kangemi. It is very densely populated and includes many residents who commute into Nairobi attempting to find work. The slum borders on a very affluent area of Nairobi, [...]
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 [...]
Manyatta is one of the largest slums in Kisumu, located in the western region of Kenya. Kisumu has two main slums and some small ones. This center will be our first in Manyatta. It is known for the highest crime rate in Kisumu and very high pove[...]
Nubian Estate holds one of the biggest open-air markets in the world. Three slums border Nubian, one being the largest in Kisumu. Kisumu also provides less economic opportunity than the Nairobi area and holds a higher rate of opportunistic disea[...]
CARE for AIDS University, or CFAU, is our newest fundraising model for college students. CFAU provides an opportunity for university campuses across the United States to partner with CARE for AIDS to raise awareness and funds that make a direct impact on our Kenyan clients. We believe that college students have the potential to influence not only their peers, but the world!
As the Lenten season begins, we want to take a look into transformation in its various forms. Lent is all about change, growth, and preparation. Each client in the CARE for AIDS centers has a remarkable story of change and transformation, so in the spirit of Lent, we want to share one of those stories […]view entry →
A few weeks ago I was able to be part of a film series with various Vanderbilt Campus Crusade alum. I was proud to tell the CARE for AIDS story with my friend and our former Operations Director, Nick Gordon. We were honored to be part of the “Sent Ones” series and we cannot speak […]view entry →
As many of you have heard, last week, while our staff was at a local church service, the compound where our Kisumu CARE for AIDS office and where Cornel and his family live was broken into. During the break-in, the intruders took four of the CARE for AIDS laptops as well as a staff member’s […]view entry →
This morning we want to share a client story with you! Meet Miriam… “I am a believer,” says Miriam Wairimu. “And that’s how I get through. With God’s faithfulness.” A wife and mother of three, Miriam got married immediately after she completed her schooling in 2004. During her first pregnancy, she went to the hospital […]view entry →
There were two opposing news articles that recently caught my eye: one from a UK publication about the beginning of the end of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and another that claims with certainty that we are far from an end to the fight against the disease. It seems that these articles essentially represent the two very […]view entry →
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