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Mission Statement

The CBO is committed to developing, initiating and executing of personalized livelihood and support programs to those affected and infected with HIV and AIDS.

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Here is life C.B.O is a registered Community Based Organization which is committed to developing, initiating and executing of personalized livelihood and support programs to those affected and infected with HIV and AIDS within Mathare and Soweto slums.

Here’s Life c.b.o is located in Mathare slums three kilometers, 1.6 area in sq away from Nairobi city centre and it one of the largest slums surrounding Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya and its population is estimated over 87,097 male 47,113, female 39,984 and a house holds of 31,426 according to 2009 Kenya population and housing population. The valley used to be a stone quarry, which is still visible in the morphology of the area, owned by Indian businessmen during colonial times and it was sold to several real estate-cooperatives around 1964. The effects of poverty and HIV/AIDS epidemic are readily apparent in Mathare, evidenced by the number of widows, orphans and child-headed households. For a young person growing up in Mathare, gangs, illicit brewed alcohol and prostitution are all coping mechanisms to survive. Economic and health development in these communities are crippled by a lack of infrastructure, clean water and healthcare.

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