USAID Community Partnerships Reduce Vulnerability for Children and Families
The USAID Inuka Community-Based Orphans and Vulnerable Children Project marks the first time that USAID/Kenya has directly partnered with AMURT Africa, a local Kenyan organization to implement orphans and vulnerable children activities.
Inuka partners with communities to identify vulnerable families with the goal of providing care and support for 11,000 orphans and vulnerable children infected with or affected by HIV in Siaya County. In East Uyoma (Siaya County), the community chief identified Alice Awino Omingo and her family of four children as vulnerable. Alice, a widow, and her 15-year-old son, Victor, are both HIV positive. Inuka community volunteers conducted a needs assessment and found that Alice and her family needed better housing. Alice’s community built the structure and Inuka provided a metal roof.
USAID orphans and vulnerable children activities foster sustainable systems that help local communities ensure that vulnerable children and families can lead productive lives instead of being a burden on their communities. It’s a partnership.