Health
 Kenya
Project #1643

Equipping poor families with HIV/AIDS life skills

by Grassroots Empowerment Initiative (GEMINI)

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.
$40,000
total goal
$27,693
remaining
150
donors
0
monthly donors
9
years active

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.

Solution

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.

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.

Additional Documentation

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

Organization Information

Grassroots Empowerment Initiative (GEMINI)

Location: ELDORET, RIFT VALLEY PROVINCE - Kenya
Project Leader:
Stella Amojong
Program Coordinator
Eldoret, RIFT VALLEY , Kenya

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This project is no longer accepting donations.

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