Charity & the sheep
During a mobile clinic, the staff at the Kieni Fighters of HIV/AIDS Resource Centre mobilized community members in Kiawara Village to get tested for HIV. When one woman wanted to get tested, she needed someone over her sheep. Charity, Executive Director of Kieni Fighters, is someone who would do anything to help her community; without a thought, she stepped up and watched over the sheep!
KIDS Staff coming together
Becoming pregnant is challenging, especially when you get kicked out of your home. However, when this happened to a young girl in Kieni, community members, including staff of the Kieni Fighters stepped up to help! To support this young mother-to-be, Charity, Executive Director of Kieni Fighters, and George gave her green bananas, Maryann contributed small baby clothes, and other neighbors gave potatoes. The community also worked together to buy a bed and a mattress for the girl!
The Kieni Fighters staff who helped to support this young girl did so out of their own pockets, without using funding for the Kieni Fighters of HIV/AIDS Resource Centre. This is a wonderful example of the community coming together and supporting a person in need. It also shows the trickle effects of providing employment directly in a community. The staff supported those around them through their work at the Resource Centre, but they also turned around and gave further support to the community.