Community treatment of 77 addicted Kenyan Clients

by Kitale Community Advancement Programme (KAP)
Play Video
Community treatment of 77 addicted Kenyan Clients
Community treatment of 77 addicted Kenyan Clients
Community treatment of 77 addicted Kenyan Clients
Community treatment of 77 addicted Kenyan Clients
Community treatment of 77 addicted Kenyan Clients
Community treatment of 77 addicted Kenyan Clients
Community treatment of 77 addicted Kenyan Clients
Community treatment of 77 addicted Kenyan Clients
Community treatment of 77 addicted Kenyan Clients
Community treatment of 77 addicted Kenyan Clients
Community treatment of 77 addicted Kenyan Clients
Community treatment of 77 addicted Kenyan Clients
Community treatment of 77 addicted Kenyan Clients
Community treatment of 77 addicted Kenyan Clients
Community treatment of 77 addicted Kenyan Clients
Community treatment of 77 addicted Kenyan Clients
Community treatment of 77 addicted Kenyan Clients
Community treatment of 77 addicted Kenyan Clients
Community treatment of 77 addicted Kenyan Clients
Community treatment of 77 addicted Kenyan Clients
Community treatment of 77 addicted Kenyan Clients
Community treatment of 77 addicted Kenyan Clients
Community treatment of 77 addicted Kenyan Clients
Community treatment of 77 addicted Kenyan Clients
Community treatment of 77 addicted Kenyan Clients
Community treatment of 77 addicted Kenyan Clients
Community treatment of 77 addicted Kenyan Clients
Community treatment of 77 addicted Kenyan Clients
Community treatment of 77 addicted Kenyan Clients
Community treatment of 77 addicted Kenyan Clients
Community treatment of 77 addicted Kenyan Clients

Summary

In Trans Nzoia County, Kenya, KAP will treat 77 alcohol & substance abusing/addicted clients, their families & communities in their own community setting, in order to enable them overcome this life-wrecking condition in an affordable way, and live worthy lives. KAP does so by employing the successful psycho-social 'Steps to Healthy Living' treatment program, as developed by SAPTA/Nairobi, as well as professional counselling, especially for the materially poor households in slums and rural areas.

$29,185
total goal
$28,756
remaining
9
donors
1
monthly donor
3
months

Challenge

Abuse of and addiction to alcohol/drugs is a huge and fast increasing problem in Trans Nzoia County, also affecting many youths, even children. Locally-brewed gin (chang'aa), marijuana (bhang'), other concoctions, even heroin are easily accessible, sold and trafficked. This wrecks (young) people's lives & families and feeds other huge societal challenges such as HIV/AIDS & STIs, (political) violence of all sorts, etc. Most abusers cannot afford in-patient treatment, other options hardly exist.

Solution

KAP provides community-based treatment for people affected by substance use disorders (SUDs) by offering intensive treatment to new clients, and 'maintenance' activities for those who already completed this course. During family therapy days and home visits also the Clients' surroundings are helped to heal and prevent further addictions. Youths in the area are taught about abuse/addiction. KAP also offers continuous education & debriefing sessions for its staffs/counsellors & community trainers.

Long-Term Impact

The project will help heal 77 Clients to overcome their alcohol/substance abuse, of whom an anticipated 55% with full recovery and 45% with considerable improvement. Improved also will be their hygiene, nutritional status, health & productivity, and decreased sexual infections, child abuse & violence. HIV testing & treatment adherence will improve. 336 family-, youths & community members will be educated to help heal & prevent addictions, refer & take ownership of their communal abuse problems.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

Organization Information

Kitale Community Advancement Programme (KAP)

Location: Kitale, Trans Nzoia County - Kenya
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @kapkitale
Project Leader:
Jacinta van Luijk
Kitale, Trans Nzoia County Kenya
$429 raised of $29,185 goal
 
26 donations
$28,756 to go
Donate Now
M-PESA

Pay Bill: 891300
Account: GG55490

lock
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. View other ways to donate

Kitale Community Advancement Programme (KAP) has earned this recognition on GlobalGiving:

Help raise money!

Support this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.