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[...]
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[...]
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. [...]
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[...]
Ruiru is a town on Thika road midway between the city center and Thika. It is the site of the intersection of the new bypass and Thika road, so there has been a lot of construction recently and the town is growing quickly. Prostitution is very[...]
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 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 →
As many of you know, the CARE for AIDS team recently hired on a new African Operations Director, Ryan Arnold. He will be moving to Kenya in September, and will host Impact Trips at the CARE for AIDS house, help train and support our now 60 Kenyan staff, and help the team with monitoring and evaluation. […]view entry →
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