Through the years HIV/AIDS has reached an alarming level in the Mombasa Road corridor. The Mlolongo area concentrates truck stops, manufacturing facilities and commercial sex for survival that has contributed to the spread of the disease.
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 300 women and children in five different slums and informal settlements around Mlolongo and Athi River. We also support the outreach efforts in other areas in Western Kenya.
Mombasa Road, Mlolongo
City Cotton, informal settlement in the Athi River area