About Uzima: Uzima is a Swahili term that means 'Full of Life.'

The Programme traces its roots back to 2004 when it started as a panacea that sorted to 'restore life' back to the dignity of vulnerable members of the community in Kangemi who were reeling from increased HIV/AIDS rates infection.

As an agent of community change and transformation in Kangemi, the Uzima Programme established networks and collaborative efforts to promote access to comprehensive and integrated HIV/AIDS prevention and care in Kangemi.

The People We Serve

Currently, the Programme is addressing the needs of vulnerable community members in Kangemi, including:

  • Persons living with HIV (PLHIVs)
  • Adolescent girls and young women (AGYW)
  • Adolescent boys and young men (ABYMs)
  • Single mothers
  • Survivors of sexual and gender-based violence

Our Services

Multi-sectorial response to HIV/AIDS and Gender-Based Violence-: comprising of health, psychosocial support, security, and legal response). Beneficiaries and the larger community are trained and have their capacity built on gender relations and mainstreaming SGBV and HIV/AIDs. Additionally, those in need of health, psychosocial support, security, and legal response are provided comprehensive services either directly or by referral based on their needs.

Economic empowerment training: Training beneficiaries on effective mechanisms in addressing poverty and commencing viable livelihood projects. Financial literacy and entrepreneurship affect training. The training address critical factors in the community that provides an environment for GBV, stigma, and the spread of HIV/AIDS and other opportunistic diseases.

.Our Partners

Trocaire, Positive Action Children Fund, Manos Unidas, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

Empowering Youth