Project #633

Supporting Poor Families Affected by HIV/AIDS

by Grassroots Empowerment Initiative (GEMINI)

Last year, the Advocates for Teen Mothers conducted a joint survey in Kenyan schools on how lack of reproductive health information has impacted their growth and what could be done to stem the rising numbers of girls dropping from school at an early age, prevent the rapid spread of HIV/AIDS and increase school retention rates.

The following report is the end of project summary of findings of this survey carried out in six secondary schools between April 2005 and February 2006.



Over the past two quarters, ATM received approximately US$665 from the Global Giving donors.

In December 2005, we visited over 115 families either infected or affected by HIV/Aids in Moi’s Bridge.

We were also able to increase the number of volunteers working for us and who provided our clients with counseling on a variety of issues including how to access Voluntary Counseling & Testing services, small scale business management courses, academic tutoring for children affected with HIV as well as community sensitization.

Read the attached report to see how 30 persons have benefited exclusively from Global Giving donations only even though we received funding from other sources e.g. the community, personal donations and program related services. We hope to share with all our donors the detailed financial reports once our auditors are through with the figures.

We wish to thank all the donors who supported us and who still continue to have faith in what small, under funded and grassroots based organizations can do to uplift the living standards of their communities.


Advocates for Teen Mothers has taken action in the recent drought in Kenya. Read for more information.


Read about the Compassion Project, a project that empowers families with small-business training, provision of anti-retroviral drugs and medical support in order to fight the impact of HIV/AIDS.


Congratulations to Stella Amojong, Ashoka fellow and Program Coordinator of ATM, for being one of the people highlighted in the new book "Our Time is Now" produced by the International Youth Foundation.

"Our Time is Now: Young People Changing the World" is a book that highlights over thirty young people who are taking action to improve their communities.

Here is an excerpt from Stella's profile: Stella Amojong, Kenya Alarmed by rising rates of teenage pregnancy in the city of Eldoret where she lives, Stella, 29, founded the Advocates for Teenage Mothers Youth Group (ATM) in 2003. ATM works to enhance reproductive health education in schools, while advocating the importance of reproductive health education and promoting women’s rights to government officials, teachers, parents, and the public at large.

More information about "Our Time is Now" can be found at:


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Organization Information

Grassroots Empowerment Initiative (GEMINI)

Project Leader:
Stella Amojong
Program Coordinator
Eldoret, Kenya

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