In Chulaimbo, Kenya, at least 20% of the school-aged children have lost one or both parents to HIV/AIDS and other diseases.
The vision of the Umoja Project is to develop a compassionate and comprehensive network of care which responds to the needs of these children by:
- Supporting children and their families through broad-based services;
- Building the long-term capacity of families, communities, and local faith-based organizations to implement, coordinate, and sustain services for children; and
- Strengthening linkages among faith-based and community-based service providers to ensure local support is coordinated and effective.
Our partnership model enables our two coalitions to build on respective strengths and resources while working together to build a strong support system for the children. Members of each coalition provide education and advocacy in their respective congregations, denominations, governmental structures and larger communities, as well as mobilize the resources necessary to support the Umoja Project.