Supporting HIV+ families live longer, healthier and happier lives!

What We Do

Home Based Care

To date 68 women have been accessed through the home-base care and outreach program. Their conditions and priorities were assessed. Poor sanitation, over crowding in huts, lack of agricultural land, poor bedding, lack of awareness of the nutritious value of vegetables and locally available fruits; coupled with the mental set up of dependence on men as providers who can give or withdraw, retarding cultural practices, and inability to afford descent basic meals were noted as a disempowering condition for the majority of beneficiaries.

KWA supported them by providing some subsistence in the form of food to the critically ill, informal counselling, on going support by their peers in the community, helping them with domestic chores and sign posting to identified services as well as alerting various professionals to their conditions, medical and needs assessment, medical and health care within their communities, and encouragement to plant vegetables.

Beneficiaries are now making healthier eating decisions, at least 17 have fruit and vegetables gardens, have developed stronger social networks, have planted some herbs like aloe Vera and registered less deaths, 2 this year compared with 4 last year. They express their confidence that they are now able to see the doctors in time and get medical support in good time as well as help with treatment for opportunistic infections.