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[...]
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[...]
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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This post was written by former CARE for AIDS African Operations Director, Caleb Davison, and was originally published in August of 2013- it is a staff favorite and the truths are still applicable today- enjoy! This past week, I was doing home visits with our Impact Team members. We were in a particularly poor part […]view entry →
This morning’s post is from the newest CARE for AIDS team member, Bryan Farrar. Walking through the Kayole neighborhood In Nairobi is an unsettling experience. Flanked by guards armed with AK-47s, I immediately know this is not an ideal place to visit, much less live. Trash fires burn in the dusty, unpaved streets. Children wander the […]view entry →
This morning’s post comes to us from CARE for AIDS summer intern, Katie Nunner. Natalia gets up again at 5:00 a.m. to prepare the morning meal for the family, get together her supplies for selling sweets at the schools, and steal a little time for weaving her latest mat. As the sun peeks over the […]view entry →
This morning’s post comes to us from CARE for AIDS intern, Katie Nunner. To me, the word entrepreneur is filled with incredible possibility. It contains some sparkle mixed with intrigue, setting off a flurry of ideas—if only we could bottle all of them up. Many ventures start, some last, and others flourish. But what really […]view entry →
This morning’s post comes to us from CARE for AIDS African Operations Director, Ryan Arnold. The stories of success in our program are as different, varied, and numerous as our clients. Our model is holistic and attempts to affect every aspect of the lives of the men and women who come into our program so […]view entry →
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