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Help Support Children in Makindu Living with HIV

by Makindu Children's Program
Help Support Children in Makindu Living with HIV
Mar 30, 2020


The Corona virus has arrived in Kenya. International borders are now closed. Schools too are now closed. Gatherings of 50+ are prohibited. Therefore Makindu Children's Center is now closed. Still, the CHILDREN MUST EAT. This girl needs to eat. Her viral load is elevating. Proper nutrition and strict medication regimen must be followed for her to survive. Makindu promises to deliver to her the support she needs.

The disruption in food and service delivery to our 110 HIV infected children and guardians is a huge threat to their health and livelihood. Instead of the option of coming to the Children's Center for a hot nutritious meal, they must fend for themselves. If the guardians are infected, they often do not have the strength, let alone the money or transportation, to go to market and/or cook the food. Makindu Children's Program will instead deliver bulk food of maize, beans, rice, cooking oil, salt, and protein rich cowpeas to last each household 4 weeks. This will also help ensure that these people will be able to remain socially distant from others in the community, to help flatten the curve of COVID 19 infection rate.

Access to hygiene and social services at the Children's Center will remain accessable by appointment. The social workers and community health volunteers will be visiting the HIV infected households on a regular basis through this shutdown to ensure they remain adequately provisioned and that medication supplies are replenished. 

Providing proper nutrition and care is critical for this extremely vulnerable population. Because of the shutdown, what was once our $750 monthly grocery bill for center feedings has skyrocketed to $16,500 monthly for household groceries. Thanks to you, Makindu has the funds to weather this expense for the short term. Please consider continuing your support, for we may be in this for a longer term than expected. 

Help us save the children!

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Makindu Children's Program

Location: Eugene, OR - USA
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Twitter: @MCPkenya
Project Leader:
Diana Richardson
Eugene, OR United States
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