Nyumbani serves 4,000 HIV/AIDS survivors every year
Nyumbani is a recognized world leader in providing HIV/AIDS services to children and affected families in Kenya.
Nyumbani delivers comprehensive medical and home-based HIV/AIDS services in crucial areas of need: diagnostic services and critical medical care, holistic family and community building, education and preventive care, environmental sustainability, and self-reliance.
Nyumbani presents contrasts: We are ultramodern and high-tech, yet traditional and family-centered.
Nyumbani serves the most vulnerable
Four Nyumbani programs serve some of the poorest and most vulnerable populations of children, the elderly, and families affected by the devastating HIV/AIDS pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa.
- Nyumbani Children’s Home
- Nyumbani Village
- Nyumbani Lea Toto Community Outreach
- Nyumbani Diagnostic Laborarory
Why is Nyumbani needed?
The need for Nyumbani couldn’t be more pressing: Over 200,000 Kenyan children under the age of 14 are infected with AIDS and an estimated 1.1 million Kenyan children are orphaned due to AIDS. AIDS has washed through Kenya’s communities like a tsunami, taking the strongest adults and leaving over a million children orphaned and older adults unable to support themselves in an unforgiving landscape of disease and poverty.
In addition to the Nyumbani programs in Kenya, it has chapters in the United States, United Kingdom, Spain, Italy and Ireland. Nyumbani is supported by government grants, donors, and corporate sponsorships. An annual gala in the U.S. provides a much-needed source of funding.
Our whole-child model works
Because of the sheer numbers of new HIV/AIDS cases, Nyumbani is growing.
Our goals are sweeping – to reduce HIV/AIDS transmission rates and improve quality of life for thousands of affected children and communities.
You can help
We encourage visitors and volunteers. Our expert staff depends on hundreds of individual volunteers, academic fellows and graduate students, and service groups to provide continuous care and to expand our service delivery.
Nyumbani was founded in 1992 by the late Father Angelo D’Agostino, and is run by Executive Director Sister Mary Owens.
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