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My Wish for an AIDS free Society.

I am Emily Ochieng,from Kenya.I am approaching 30 years,married with 3 children.My hobby is to see that the unfortunate people in the community are supported or assisted where possible.I will always be happy if i can get any well wisher who can assist me in supporting my community.

Our Organization is a Community Based Initiative that was registered in the year 2001 under The Ministry Of Social Services with the aim of improving the living standards of the infected and affected and the community at large,and to empower women economically and against HIV/AIDS.

The Organization also had a vision of improving food security in the community and to prevent and control HIV/AIDS by providing these activities:
-Counseling services
-Nursing Care
-Referrals
-Home visits and individual follow-ups
-Material and Social Support
-Horticultural Farming as a sustainability of the project.
-OVC care and support

The Community has 45 trained Community Health Workers/Mentors who voluntarily work in OVC care and Support Program to uplift the living standards of the beneficiaries.The 45 mentors mobilize resources to support their 1 300 OVCs of 0-12 years,and 553 of 13-17 years and 300 PLWHS.

In as much as the community struggles to support their needy people the big challenge is inadequate resources which if they could get the needy beneficiaries could appreciate and their living standards could be improved.

Emily Ochieng.

Comments

Jennifer Ruwart's picture

Welcome!

Emily,

I am thrilled to welcome you to PulseWire! You are doing such important work - I honor you for your deep commitment to your community.

I just sent you an invitation to join a group I co-moderate with one of our youngest members, Leila. Another group you might want to check out is the Women's Networking Zone. (http://beta.pulsewire.net/groups/598)

I look forward to getting to know you better and learning more about your work. I would love to hear more about your 3 children. Girls? Boys? What ages? I have a 6-month old and am having the time of my life with him. You can see him here: http://beta.pulsewire.net/node/2030

See you online!
Jennifer

Jennifer Ruwart's picture

I forgot to say the most

I forgot to say the most important thing of all. I stand in solidarity with you in our wish for an AIDS free society.

Corine Milano's picture

Dear Emily, Welcome to

Dear Emily,

Welcome to PulseWire—it is lovely to see your voice here!

I too stand by you in your wish for an AIDS free society and hope that PulseWire can be a space for you to connect with others doing similar work. I want to point out Resource Exchange to you, a PulseWire bulletin board where you can ask for resources and specifics of what you and your organization need to succeed. You can find a link to it under the tab "Connect".

All the best,
Corine

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