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Equipping poor families with HIV/AIDS life skills

 
$12,307
$27,693
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Summary

We will provide home-based care to 250 rural families infected and affected by HIV, offer mobile VCT, provide orphans with economic and educational options to enable them increase their life options.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

In Moi’s Bridge, a rural location in Uasin Gishu, frail grandmothers have taken over parenting duties after the deaths of able-bodied parents. “At the end of the day, my grandchildren simply want food, they want to attend school, they need drugs…how do I tell them I can’t deliver anymore?” says Minayo, 84 years. We will empower grannies with agribusiness skills, provide them with food baskets while a community outreach program will emphasize behaviour change and reduce further HIV infection.

How will this project solve this problem?

Training grandmothers on modern farming will sustain their food security and increase their financial prospects and ensure their grandchildren have access to nutritional foods, better shelter, education and a secure environment.

Potential Long Term Impact

The project hopes to strengthen community safety nets by building strong family structures and empowering 250 vulnerable households through long-term skills-building to ensure poverty and HIV/Aids are both effectively addressed.

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Retired Project

This project is no longer accepting donations.

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Organization

Grassroots Empowerment Initiative (GEMINI)

ELDORET, RIFT VALLEY PROVINCE, Kenya

Project Leader

Stella Amojong

Program Coordinator
Eldoret, RIFT VALLEY , Kenya

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