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Upendo Village, NFP

 

 

 

 

 

Association with the Assumption Sisters of Nairobi

HIV/AIDS WOMEN PROJECT-KENYA

 

Upendo, the Kiswahili word for Love. We are building a village of love and hope for women and their children living with HIV/AIDS In Kenya.

The Project

Upendo Village, NFP is a project designed to respond at the local level to the needs of women and their children living with HIV/AIDS. The project surrounds them with resources and support to improve their health, increase their lifespan and plan for the future. Upendo Village is not a hospice program where death is the final outcome. We are providing hope, love, services, and resources so that families can be strengthened and can plan for their future.

KEY SERVICES INCLUDE:

Shelter: Women and children must be HIV positive who come to Upendo Village. Residents will be provided with clean, comfortable housing with separate space for each family.

Basic Health Care: Will address recipeints' urgent medical needs that include onsite medical care by nursing staff, access to prescritpion drugs and advocating access to governmentalmedical systems.

Counseling: In the areas of Nutrition, Health Education, and Mental Health Services.

Job Skills: Women will be taught skills that will enable them to become self-sufficient. Residents will learn how to grow kitchen gardens and keeping chickens for food, nutrition and resale.

 

 

 

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