or in Kenya
Positive Life Kenya is a Non-Governmental Organization that supports marginalized communities in Machakos county. We also support other areas such as Busia and Siaya in the Western part of the country.
Our organization has become the only safe haven for many families in the community. By providing them with health care, education, income generating programs, rehabilitation and counseling, we focus on making them healthier, empowered, happier and more independent people.
Over the years, our work has evolved from HIV issues to a more holistic approach to support and center our work around the child. We envision a better future for them and we believe this work starts with parents, caregivers and the communities where children belong.
Initially named Living Positive Mlolongo, our organization started as a small Community Based Organization (CBO) in 2010 in Mlolongo, Kenya. When our founder was doing social work in hospitals and neighborhoods in Mlolongo, she became aware of the lack of services and support for HIV positive individuals as well as their children.
Due to the demand for additional services in other areas outside of Mlolongo, in 2015 we obtained official status as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) with the new name: Positive Life Kenya. This change allows us to obtain a tax exemption status and continue expanding our efforts to reach out to as many families as possible.
Today, we serve more than 3,000 people in eight different slums and informal settlements in Machakos county. We also support the outreach efforts in other areas in Western Kenya.