Kenyan Women Infected and Affected by HIV

by United4Change Center for International Development and Global Citizenship
Kenyan Women Infected and Affected by HIV


Kenya has been experiencing rapid population growth and more than 34,000 women live with HIV. This project will prepare and equip up to 60 women living with HIV/AIDS in the Kisumu City slums to become more economically independent, self-reliant, develop positive self-esteem, and reduce financial vulnerabilities. This project will provide women and their families with a Women Center to learn new technical and entrepreneurial skills for the purpose of launching viable microenterprises.

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Our goal is to empower and create economic opportunities for women infected and affected by HIV in The Kisumu City Slums through technical training and the development of microenterprises. This proposed Global Grant will also support the launching of three Training Centers and Incubators in Kisumu City Slums, with the capacity to train up to 180 women entrepreneurs and support the creation of up to microenterprises.


Upon successful completion of their courses, the trained individuals will be able to start their own businesses, thus, creating job opportunities for themselves and other community members. The community will easily access products and services resulting from the project at affordable rates. The project will be able to train more people from the community at different intervals as it will be able to sustain itself from products' sales.

Long-Term Impact

As a women empowerment advocacy organization, the project proposes to use the support sought to empower the selected women through skills and entrepreneurship training to economically empower them through capacity building. As a local NGO, the project seeks to offer vocational training to the up to 180 selected women-led households within communities of the 5-earmarked slums of Kisumu City. This project is built from the basics and is formulated to benefit the women and girls in poverty.

Additional Documentation

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


Organization Information

United4Change Center for International Development and Global Citizenship

Location: Houston, TX - USA
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @u4c10
United4Change Center for International Development and Global Citizenship
Ximena Murillo
Project Leader:
Ximena Murillo
Houston, TX United States

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