We organize "micro-clinics" to provide HIV testing and counseling, social solidarity, skills training and Internet access, through which local people work together to preserve community health.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Mfangano Island is home to over 19,000 people of Suba and Luo descent and suffers one of the worst HIV/AIDS concentrations in the world. Of the 200,000 people in the world who still speak Suba, nearly 30% are HIV-positive. Combined with poverty, disease has forced these island communities to make dangerous changes to their environment. OHR micro-clinics provide the organization and resources, administered by local Kenyans, to empower these remote villages to turn the tide against HIV.
How will this project solve this problem?
A solar-powered Internet center encourages residents to know their HIV status, providing cover and incentive for testing. An island-wide network of micro-clinics gives treatment support, organic nutrition and skills training to people living with HIV
Potential Long Term Impact
OHR will save thousands of lives on Mfangano, showing other islands around Lake Victoria the power of responding organically - as unified communities - to the socio-economic, biological, and environmental challenges brought on by HIV/AIDS
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.