Deliverance is a Pentecostal church on the main street that runs through Gachie. It has a congregation of about 150 people. John and Sarah completed their recruitment during the months of March and April 2010. They officially began work with the clients on May 3, 2010. Many clients coming to the center have marital or family issues. Quite a few deal of clients struggle with alcoholism, which interferes with the effectiveness of their medications.
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 to the city, it is known for high rates of crime and violence. It is also popular for its locally brewed alcohol (changa’a), which contributes to extensive public drunkenness and domestic abuse.
Sarah and her husband Daniel have two daughters. Sarah and Daniel are originally from the Nakuru area. She has had several jobs as a community health worker and as a pharmacist.
John is married. His wife Freshia takes care of their three daughters and one son. John is from central Kenya near Nyeri. For the past five years before CFA, he wanted a pastoral job helping the poor, which he is now able to do through the program.
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