Equipping poor families with HIV/AIDS life skills

 
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  • Equipping poor families with HIV/AIDS life skills has received 2 donations
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  • Equipping poor families with HIV/AIDS life skills posted a progress report
    Not yet over..!
    By - Stella - Director
    Dear friends, "My name is Njoki...I have been living with the HIV virus for the past 8 years. Luckily, my three children are not infected. "My constant worry goes not to my children but to the hundreds of mothers who have little or no access to medication, treatment or drugs. "Lack of transport and social support is slowly...
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  • Equipping poor families with HIV/AIDS life skills has received 9 donations
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  • Equipping poor families with HIV/AIDS life skills posted a progress report
    Summary of donation expenses
    By - Stella - Director
    Dear friends, I want to take this opportunity to express my deepest appreciation for all your support, your feedback and your donations over the last 6 months. We received approximately US$1,180 between Jan and May. This doesn't seem like much but to us, it is the difference between life and death! We have been able...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Equipping poor families with HIV/AIDS life skills posted a progress report
    World Orphans Day
    By - Stella - Director
    Dear friends, As the world marked Orphans Day today, GEMINI was reflecting on the future of hundreds of orphaned children living in abject squalor, unsure of what tomorrow brings. This is the story of 4-year old Nancy. Her father passed away last year and the mother early this year. She was left in the care of her 89-year...
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  • Equipping poor families with HIV/AIDS life skills posted a progress report
    Success story!
    By - Stella Amojong - Director
    Dear friends, Every month, GEMINI receives a bundle of letters from previous project beneficiaries but we thought we would share with you the following short narration sent by one Esther Mbele, a mother of 6 who was assisted to strengthen her family's income when we helped her start a small hotel that serves about 150...
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  • Equipping poor families with HIV/AIDS life skills posted a progress report
    Celebrating progress
    By - Stella Amojong - Director
    Happy New Year!! I wish to extend all the best wishes to each of you as the New Year begins. May you fulfill each of your aspirations and have a successful year ahead of you. Last year, we had so many reasons to celebrate, despite the increasing hardships facing PLWHA in our community. We conducted 6 mobile VCT services,...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Equipping poor families with HIV/AIDS life skills posted a progress report
    Support group formation
    By - Stella Amojong - Director
    Hi friends, I have just been to the field. I have been there for four days and it is raining heavily. For the past few months our efforts have been concentrated in providing mobile services to marginalized communities. As reported elsewhere, we have been able to provide free HIV testing & counseling, peer-based...
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  • Equipping poor families with HIV/AIDS life skills has received 16 donations
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  • GlobalGiving Storytelling Project
    GlobalGiving Storytelling Project has posted a story.
    Equipping Grandmothers
    I attended a grandmothers' training workshop where participants were shown how to improve their parenting skills in taking care of orphans. The grandmothers were also equipped with the necessary skills to enable them generate extra income for their families through joint ventures, saving schemes and distributing bread to... Read more »
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    Mobile Vct
    Attended a mobile VCT organized by GEMINI near my place, a slum called King'ong'o. There was a high attendedance of the people in that community because we hardly get VCT resources. There was a lot of entertainment,talent competion and a lot of good counselling to young girls like me. Most of benefited because it was our... Read more »
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    Mobile Vct
    I remember a mobile VCT activity that was held recently. The aim was to sensitize the community on the importance of getting tested for HIV. Free counseling was provided while unmarried youth were provided with condoms, with instructions on how to use them. Married couples received marital counseling and information on... Read more »
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  • Equipping poor families with HIV/AIDS life skills posted a progress report
    Half-year financial report
    By - Joe Kilonzo - Program Manager
    Hi friends, It is with great pleasure that I hereby submit a summary of our half-year financial report for all the donations for all our projects. The report runs from November 2009 to May 2010. Again, thanks so much for all your support and we always love to hear from you. So keep the comments coming in!!! Lovely...
    • 5 years ago
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    Involving Elder Carers
    We attended a grandmothers gathering where we were provided with seeds, fertilizers and agricultural resources. The meeting was attended by elderly mothers and other caregivers. We were also trained to be more compassionate to orphans.
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  • Equipping poor families with HIV/AIDS life skills posted a progress report
    Expanding access to ARV
    By - Joe Kilonzo - Program Manager
    For years now, access to anteretroviral drugs has been a challenge for families in rural areas. Although the government provides the medication for free, most people living with HIV have to travel long distances to access the drugs. But this is just about to be a thing of the past. starting June 1, GEMINI will be teaming...
    • 5 years ago
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    Smooth Learning For The Orphaned Pupils
    I am a teacher at a local school here in Eldoret. Recently, we had initiated a school based programme that wol help cater for the poor and orphaned pupils in our scholl, this has been so hard for us teachers because the money usually raised has been insufficient to buy both uniform and books. But with the recent coallition... Read more »
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    Remembering Orphans
    An orphans Day out was organized during the December holidays, where orphans were brought together, had fun and were given free gifts for Christmas. Most of them were also provided with school uniforms made by young mothers who have benefited from tailoring classes offered by GEMINI. The childrenwere also given food,... Read more »
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    Mobile Vct
    The organization conducted a mobile VCT to encourage young people to get tested for HIV. Activities included edutainment, counseling, condom demonstration and peer counseling
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    Banking On Orphans
    I attended a sensitization group meeting for orphans, where the community was encouraged to provide support-moral, financial and psychological-to vulnerable children left by their parents. The meeting also incorporated the local administration and some religious leaders.Activities centered on building young children's sense... Read more »
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    Building Peace
    GEMINI was instrumental in organizing an inter-communal peace meeting that was attended by members from different communities. The agenda was to encourgae inter-ethnic relationship, foster peaceful co-existence and heal wounds left behind by post-election violence. Women were provided with free counseling while young people... Read more »
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    Know Your Status Campaign
    The group organized a mobile VCT that sought to provide free HIV testing to vulnerable community members in Huruma estate. Target members included out of school youth, college students and young families. Members of the public were tested, counseled and referred for additional medical help. The activities were also... Read more »
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  • GlobalGiving Storytelling Project
    GlobalGiving Storytelling Project has posted a story.
    Empowering Elderly Caregivers
    I attended a village-workshop organized by an organization called Gemini. The event was held in Lugari, some kilometres from their main ofice at Moi's Bridge. The event brough together elderly caregivers, widows and old people living with HIV. The meeting sough to increase awareness on how we could minimize our chances of... Read more »
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    Idp
    I had gonr to visit a friend at an IDP centre during the post-electoin violence and i saw an organization called GEMINI. I was impressed by what they were doing to help the internally displaced people who wre in total need of basic stuff like food and clothing. GEMINI provided them with donated clothes and non-perishable... Read more »
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    Helping The Idps
    Two years ago, i was among the internally displaced persons in my country. We had such a hard but we often got help from friends and well wishers. One of such was an Organization called GEMINI. They came and helped so much. They brought non-perishable foods for us like sugar, maize beans. They organized a fun day with kids... Read more »
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    Monlight Vct
    The organization organized an overnight event to provide free testing and counseling for vulnerbale youth in one of the slum areas, Kamukunji. The attendance was high, with most youth wanting to know about their status. There was also a free condom distribution exercise and free counseling.
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  • Equipping poor families with HIV/AIDS life skills posted a progress report
    Thanks for your support!!!
    By - Joe - Program Manager
    The last few weeks after Christmas have been tough for GEMINI and other organizations fighting HIV/Aids. Funding for HIV/Aids has been frozen by the international community because of incessant corruption within government. Funding from government has been delayed because of red-tape bureaucracy. "We are slowly losing...
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  • Equipping poor families with HIV/AIDS life skills posted a progress report
    Special appeal
    By - Stella Amojong - Director
    Dear GEMINI supporter, I take this opportunity to sincerely thank you for your continued support throughout this year. With your donations, we assisted 25 families in rural villages acquire seeds and fertilizer during the planting season, enabling them strengthen their food security. Through the Support Cycle, GEMINI...
    • 6 years ago
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  • Equipping poor families with HIV/AIDS life skills posted a progress report
    Postcard from Gemini
    By - Leah Ambwaya - Evaluator
    Leah Ambwaya visited this project as part of a GlobalGiving evaluation. She said: On the 8th of May 2009, we met Stella Amajong; she picked us from the hotel to Gemini offices at Siro house in central business district of Eldoret town. As we drove around through the town, I asked, what inspired you at your very young age...
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  • Equipping poor families with HIV/AIDS life skills has received 39 donations
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  • Equipping poor families with HIV/AIDS life skills posted a progress report
    Grandmums new parenting role
    By - Joe - P. Manager
    Hi friends, Studies indicate that the number of orphans in Kenya continue to soar and will be hitting the 2million mark before 2010. Grandmums continue to fill the gap left behind by able parents, caring for vulnerable grandchildren. GEMINI's approach to filling this gap has been acknowledged after the region's...
    • 6 years ago
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  • Equipping poor families with HIV/AIDS life skills posted a progress report
    A word from Mama Steve
    By - Joe - P.M
    Hi, As I write, Kenya is reeling from crisis after another. Failed rains. Power rationing. Lack of water. Political meltdown. But for Mama Steve, life must go on. For the sake of her only son. Though HIV+, she still believes she must accomplish much more before her time comes. A donation of $10 enables GEMINI field...
    • 6 years ago
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  • Equipping poor families with HIV/AIDS life skills posted a progress report
    A Postcard from Equipping poor families with HIV/AIDS life skills
    By - Michael Acton - Visitor
    Michael Acton is a student who traveled throughout Africa and visited a number of GlobalGiving projects. On March 24th he visited "Equipping poor families with HIV/AIDS life skills." When asked what he would tell his friends about this project, he said: “Great: They are making a difference." We met up with Stella in...
    • 6 years ago
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  • Equipping poor families with HIV/AIDS life skills posted a progress report
    Detailed Report
    By - Joe - Communication Officer
    Hey, Hope each one of you is doing fine...despite the economic crunch. I'm posting a detailed report that seeks to highlight the recent visit to our project by a GlobalGiving evaluator, Leah. We always appreciate all your feedback...it makes us stronger. NB: We are also posting a brief summary of financial...
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  • Equipping poor families with HIV/AIDS life skills posted a progress report
    Easter surprise
    By - Joe - Communication Officer
    Hello everyone, I'm just checking in after the long Easter holidays. But I have some good news! Last month, we distributed fertilizers and seeds to some of our members after receiving donations from you. The women were so ectastic, so emotional, so overcome with surprise...we had to buy a few handkerchieves for...
    • 6 years ago
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  • Equipping poor families with HIV/AIDS life skills posted a progress report
    FinancialSummary for last 6 months
    By - Stella - Director
    Dear supporter, Last year was one of the most challenging for us & our beneficiaries. We did everything in our power to make ends meet and to a large extent, we would like to thank all of you who contributed to this project, made encouraging comments and supported us through prayers. Over the past six months, we...
    • 7 years ago
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  • Equipping poor families with HIV/AIDS life skills posted a progress report
    Fighting Stigma all the way!!!!
    By - Joe - Communication Officer
    Stigma is the worst thing that People Living with HIV/Aids experience. It makes them feel dejected. Unwanted. Unappreciated. Labeled. Cursed. But for one Mama Stephen, defeat simply is not an option! Like other rural women living with the disease, she is actively participating in activities that seek to change...
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  • Equipping poor families with HIV/AIDS life skills has received 64 donations
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  • Equipping poor families with HIV/AIDS life skills posted a progress report
    No giving up for 84 year old Minayo!
    By - Stella - Director
    She is petite, very active and full of life. That is 84-year old Minayo. She is one of our beneficiaries and an inspiration to the community. "Why should I cry?" she asked recently during her birthday party. Indeed, why should she? With your support grandmothers like Minayo continue to discover life and have a reason...
    • 7 years ago
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  • Equipping poor families with HIV/AIDS life skills posted a progress report
    GEMINI VCT CENTER
    By - STELLA AMOJONG - DIRECTOR
    Dear friends, GEMINI has always tried to keep you informed of how your donations are being spent. Every step of the way! The aim is to make you own part of the process and feel actively involved in empowering poor communities. We thank all of you for your continued support. After the post-election violence in...
    • 7 years ago
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  • Equipping poor families with HIV/AIDS life skills posted a progress report
    Esther Mudhasia (Part 2)
    By - David Kiptum - Project Officer
    Esther Mudhasia's story moved many. The response was great and with your donation, the never-say-die 73 year old granny is back! Esther was one of the beneficiaries of your kind donations last month. She is now the proud owner of several sheep. Thank YOU! You can also read a summary of how GEMINI utilized your...
    • 7 years ago
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  • Equipping poor families with HIV/AIDS life skills posted a progress report
    Reaching out to grandmothers
    By - David Kiptum - Project Officer
    One of the most overlooked aspects of HIV intervention is the role older caregivers play. Very little research has been undertaken to gauge the impact of HIV/Aids on grandmothers who are quickly filling the gap left behind by able-bodied parents who have succumbed to the disease. Well, GEMINI has been at it, reaching...
    • 7 years ago
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    • SexU
      SexU It is important to identify the specific needs of the recipients of the donations as their struggles and eventual successes demonstrate our investments impact. Esther's situation is tragic yet her life has been improved through GEMINI's work. It is hard to imagine this type of issue occuring in developed countries... Read more »
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  • Equipping poor families with HIV/AIDS life skills posted a progress report
    From the Beneficiaries' mouths!
    By - Joe - Communication Officer
    Over the past few weeks, GEMINI has introduced a new, interactive session that brings together project beneficiaries. One of their tasks is to write personal letters to their supporters. GEMINI shares some of them with you and we hope we will be doing that as frequent as we can. We continue to extend our appreciation...
    • 7 years ago
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  • Equipping poor families with HIV/AIDS life skills posted a progress report
    Summary of post-election interventions
    By - Stella - ED
    The full impacts of the post-election violence that rocked the country are beginning to be felt. As reported earlier, GEMINI's intervention was swift, timely and effective in reaching out to affected families, especially children, women and girls. In January, your support enabled us provide basic necessities to over...
    • 7 years ago
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  • Equipping poor families with HIV/AIDS life skills posted a progress report
    Reaching out to Internally Displaced Persons
    By - Joe - Communication
    A huge sigh of relief is almost audible from all parts of the country after a terrifying post-election period. As usual, GG supporters came in their droves to support us in this trying moment. At a time when all the shops were closed, streets deserted and mayhem reigning, GEMINI volunteers were moving from camp to camp,...
    • 8 years ago
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  • Equipping poor families with HIV/AIDS life skills posted a progress report
    What a Year!!
    By - Nelly - Beneficiary & Peer Educator
    When this year started, I remember telling Stella, my director, that they should give me a crash course on Will Writing. At that time, I was so weak and depressed I felt I would be gone before the year ended. Its now December and I've never felt stronger!! The best gift we received for the year was the donation from...
    • 8 years ago
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  • Equipping poor families with HIV/AIDS life skills posted a progress report
    Busy October!
    By - Joe - Communication Officer
    Just like last year, October has been a busy month for GEMINI. Our organization has been instrumental in facilitating acquisition of bursary funds from the government for orphans from HIV/Aids affected families. Since the introduction of Constituency Development Fund (CDF) some three years ago, we have assisted more than...
    • 8 years ago
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  • Equipping poor families with HIV/AIDS life skills posted a progress report
    Still Going Strong!
    By - Nelly - Project Beneficiary
    I'm writing this report just to express my gratitude for all those donors who have been supporting our work. You wouldn't know just what $10 is capable of doing here in Kenya. And to a person like me, its simply a miracle! I've been living with HIV for the past few years, with my children depending on me for their...
    • 8 years ago
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      travislopes I am glad our funds are actually helping over there. God bless you guys and good luck with everything. -Travis
      • 8 years ago
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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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