Kayole is on the Northeast side of Nairobi between the airport and the city center. The slum holds many immigrants from other parts of the country that have come to Nairobi seeking work. It is a very densely populated area and has an extremely[...]
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[...]
Thika is a populous area on the Northern outskirts of Nairobi, located along the main highway to Nyeri and Northern Kenya. It holds several sizable factories and is surrounded by large pineapple farms. Kiganjo is a large slum on the east sid[...]
Kariobangi is a low-income residential estate in northeastern Nairobi, Kenya. CARE for AIDS opened their first center in this community in early 2014. Each CARE for AIDS center operates from within a local church, and serves 80 HIV+ clients each[...]
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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I was in a bookstore last week searching for a gift for a friend’s birthday when I wandered through the leadership and self help section. I walked past title after title touting leadership advice- all from great leaders who have certainly proven their expertise in the field. Looking at all of the authors and titles, […]view entry →
Emily Karimi doesn’t define herself by her HIV status, although it would be an easy thing to do in a country where the disease has been considered an epidemic for years. But Emily calls herself a mother, a wife, and a follower of Jesus. She’s also a participant in her local CARE for AIDS program. […]view entry →
This morning’s post is from African Operations Director, Ryan Arnold. “One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world” -Malala Yousafzai Marion is six years old. Her face is set with a determined, confident, “don’t mess with me” expression. Occasionally, she breaks into a smile, but she turns away and covers her […]view entry →
“I have learned it is good to laugh,” says Elizabeth Njeri, a widowed mother of four. “There are many challenges in life…but I am encouraged.” After Elizabeth’s husband passed away of cancer in 2011, she moved to her current home in order to escape the unwanted advances of men who made her feel unsafe. And […]view entry →
I just returned this past weekend from my third trip to Bogotá, Columbia. Over the past two years, I have been trying to add value to about 200 church and business leaders through training. This community of people is guided by two transformational leaders, Madelein and Pastor Hector. These two dynamic leaders understand an important […]view entry →
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