FGCK Kia-ndutu is located in the center of the Kia-ndutu slum in a walled compound. The building is constructed of tin sheeting and can seat about 100 people. The partnership document was signed in mid-October, 2010, and the center workers were hired in October. Recruitment was carried out during the months of November and December 2010, and the full center operations began in January 2011 with 80 clients.
Thika is a populous area on the Northern outskirts of Nairobi, located along the main highway to Nyeri and Northern Kenya. It holds several large factories and is surrounded by large pineapple farms. Kia-ndutu is the largest slum in Thika at about 115 acres, made up of densely-packed, wood and mud dwellings. The slum holds many people who migrated from Muslim areas in the Northwestern parts of Kenya looking for work in Nairobi. The area is known to be dangerous in unsecure in certain parts. There are often reports of muggings and attacks within the community. Many immigrants smuggle in illegal firearms into the area.
Louise is unmarried. She serves on the pastoral team at FGCK – Kia-ndutu. She has shown that she is very committed to her work and willing to work above and beyond for her clients. She is also a great encouragement to the other health counselors.
Patrick is also unmarried and an assistant pastor at the church. Patrick is one of the younger counselors, but has shown a high level of maturity. His youth has not affected his great influence with the clients.
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