Akado Women’s Group

Family Care Foundation partner: Akado Women’s Group, Mbita Kenya

The hallmark of the Akado Women’s Group is that all the programs are interrelated and developed through input from the local residents. These efforts include:

  • Counseling and awareness building about the disease, about the modes of transmission and also de-mystifying local myths.
  • Prevention efforts and distribution of free condoms.
  • Medical testing of women and children, prenatal care and counseling, overall health-care counseling and provision of dietary supplements.
  • HIV testing including pre and post-test counseling.
  • Community-based program of caring for those suffering from full-blown AIDS in their homes.
  • Economic development programs for women.
  • Orphan education and feeding program.   Read more