A project of GlobeMed
GlobeMed at CC partners with The Western Organization of People Living with HIV/AIDS to improve the health status of vulnerable communities.
Who We Are // GlobeMed at Colorado College
Founded in 2012, GlobeMed at Colorado College works with The Western Organization of People Living with HIV/AIDS (WOPLAH) in Mumias, Kenya. Together, we work to bring hope to orphans, vulnerable children and those living positively with HIV/AIDS through income generating activities, community gardens and community health dialogues.
Our Partner // Western Organization of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Mumias, Kenya
The Western Organization of People Living with HIV/AIDS (WOPLAH) was founded with the Ambassadors of Hope to address the pain and suffering of orphans, vulnerable children, and people living with HIV/AIDS in Western Kenya. The Ambassadors of Hope were all previously selected as leaders in their individual community support groups before coming together to found WOPLAH. Because of their strong ties to and understanding of the local community, WOPLAH is able to engage with their community through a participatory approach by linking their program design with various aspects of community welfare such as human rights, economic development, education and access to information. GlobeMed at Colorado College is currently working with them on a variety of projects related to the health of 120 orphans, vulnerable children and those living positively with HIV/AIDS.
Our Project // $4,000 for Goats and Community Gardens
At the initial stage of the project 20 goats will be purchased for 20 households, identified through Community Health Workers, to provide milk for the vulnerable children in the community who are malnourished and living with HIV/AIDS. These goats will also provide fertilizer for the community garden portion of our project, which includes purchase of garden inputs such as kales and local vegetables. The goat milk and vegetables will not only improve the nutrition status of these children, but also be sold for income. The Ministry of Agriculture will provide the goat capacity building trainings for these households which will support successful implementation. Lastly, community dialogue meetings will ensure continuing education of the 120 participants each month and thus reach approximately 1,440 participants in a year.