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CARE for AIDS

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health, Reproductive Health Care, Reproductive Rights

Mission: CARE for AIDS exists to mobilize the church in caring, both physically and spiritually, for families affected by HIV/AIDS in Kenya. By serving those affected by this disease, CARE for AIDS transforms families, congregations, and entire African communities.

Results: As of summer 2012, CARE for AIDS has graduated over 1700 families from the program, representing over 6,000 children with a new future. We have seen over 500 first-time professions of faith in our clients alone.

Target demographics: Families in Kenyan slums where one or both parents are HIV-positive. We target areas with high poverty rates and search for the families in the most desperate circumstances.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 1,050 clients representing families with over 3,000 children.

Geographic areas served: 5 communities around Kisumu and 9 communities around Nairobi, Kenya.

Programs: 14 ongoing CARE for AIDS centers exist in partnership with local Kenyan churches to care for 75 families each year through a comprehensive nine-month program. The program includes one-on-one counseling, home visits, small group formation, and economic empowerment seminars. Each center employs two Kenyan community health workers full time and costs $1,500 per month to operate.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have just returned from Kenya, after participating in a CARE for AIDS Impact Trip, and I could not be more impressed with this organization! The work being done with the clients is life-changing. The CFA staff is acting as the hands and feet of Christ in the midst of great poverty and despair, loving and caring for the least of the least. I witnessed lives reclaimed and restored, clients with life stories rewritten, and stories with endings that can now claim a place in eternity. I love the intentionality of the organization to cost-effectively empower those who, because of their HIV status, have been cast aside. They build community among the clients that lives on beyond their graduation: a community that encourages one another and works together to build small businesses. I consider it a privilege to be a part of this organization!

Board Member

Rating: 5

Care for Aids and the impact it is having in Kenya and the families they serve is tremendous. Their model and committement to their communities is one that all organizations should take note of.