Our Work

HIV / AIDS

HIV/AIDS is pervasive in Mathare and ravages families in the absence of medical care and support. eduKenya operates a Home Based Care program for people living with HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening conditions. This outreach program includes home visits, assistance with accessing medical care and lifesaving antiretroviral drugs, as well as support groups that provide emotional support and training in income-generating skills.

When a family member becomes sick as a result of HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses, the family’s income substantially decreases as a result of his or her inability to work and the time other family members divert from working to caring for the sick. For families living in abject poverty, this drop in income often leads to pernicious outcomes including malnutrition, children dropping out of school to care for sick family members and early mortality.

eduKenya’s Home Based Care program positively impacts the entire family of a person living with HIV/AIDS, as family members are able to resume school and work once the infected family member receives medical care and support. The ability of children to stay in school and reach their potential often hinges on this critical intervention.

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