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Neema self help group Is based in Kisoko Sub-location, Busia Sub-county. The group consists of 32 women and one man. The group was formed in 2005 May, because the HIV/AIDS impact was gruelling with many people getting infected, knocking several to death, some lying in their death bed, largely of the Busia population hiding in the cocoons of fear and anxiety, and tied to their belief in ‘secrecy’ of the Menace- AIDS. Neema is a Swahili word for ‘mercy’ in English.
In the year 2005,…Continue
International Child Support (ICS) supports the well-being of children in developing countries. In Africa, ICS works through its own programme offices in Western Kenya(Busia) and Northern Tanzania (Mwanhunzi) as well as partners in Tanzania, Uganda , Kenya and…Continue
Ozia has been at the Hope for Life Centre since late 2009 and has strong opinions on the issue of ‘knowing your status’ and being positive and optimistic about his own HIV status. He arrived in South Africa to find employment as a migrant worker from the agricultural Midlands in politically troubled Zimbabwe.…Continue
The Southern Africa Bishops Conference AIDS office (SACBC) Team; Johan, Nandi, Surprise and Onesmus- Constellation visited Inkanyezi in Orange farm on the 14 April 2010. Inkanyezi is a HIV/AIDS care and treatment centre being supported by Cordaid through SACBC.
On the onset of our visit, we began by sharing from strengths with a group of 14 patients (6 men and 7 women) who were eagerly waiting for us. Patients were most proud of themselves and…Continue