Education is power, while getting educated is total empowerment. This empowerment acts as power and steering wheel in clients which enable them to make informed decisions pertaining their health, more so in treatment and adherence to drugs for the HIV positive clients.
We are able to achieve this by gathering our clients in support groups which are of different categories.
Factors considered

  • Age group – According to this factor, we are able to classify the young children, adolescents, teenagers and put them in different groups for health education.
  • Marital status – Those clients who are married and positive are classified together as couples and given similar education, as are widows and singles.
  • Occupation – People doing similar work for earning a living are grouped together e.g. Brewers.

Clients are divided into the different groups in order to educate them effectively on the same challenges that they are undergoing.

According to different groups, we are able to access and identify their needs to help give health talks accordingly.

We have several support groups which meet monthly for education. Such groups include:

  • Kids club – Support groups for the very young clients in our facility.
  • Teenagers – Support groups for the clients aged between 13 years old to 19 years old.
  • Youth – Support groups for the unmarried young people.
  • Professionals – Support groups for those who have some form of formal income generating professions.
  • Discordant couples – Support groups for those who one of the couple is HIV Negative.
  • Guardians – Support groups for those who take care of the clients e.g. Parents
  • Single/widowed – Support groups for those who are deceased by their marriage partner.
  • Alcoholics – Support groups for those who use alcohol
  • Couple – Support groups for those who are living together in marriage or in an intimate relationship
  • Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) – Support group for those who are pregnant and are HIV Positive.

Each and every group has their own income generating project and SILC- Savings Internal Lending Cooperative. In each group they do select chairman, secretary and treasurer.

We also have satellite support groups whereby they always meet weekly, mostly on Friday

This group is involved in various activities like:-

  • Continuous health education on drug adherence
  • SILC activities
  • Testimonies
  • Groups of client from different facilities have the same goal and objective.