The Friends of Ruwenzori have published an excellent 7-minute spotlight feature about KIDA and the people who live in our community! We cannot thank the Friends of Ruwenzori enough for their generosity and the production team for the long days and sleepless nights they volunteered for this project. Check it out!
Positive Living Workshops occur at the KIDA community center every other month for adults and every other month for children who are HIV positive. These seminars are widely advertised in the community. Attendance has often been as high as 250 at a given workshop. Peer testimonies from people living positively are a great encouragement to […]
Programs to teach HIV prevention include: Live drama shows with dancing and music: • Drama/dance troupe rehearses twice weekly, some are HIV positive. KIDA started this activity in 2000. • Live shows are given twice monthly in schools, trading centers, churches, mosques by traveling troupe. • Venues for shows expand out into 3 subcounties of […]
In July 1998, my wife and I purchased a piece of land in Nyanswiga, a small village located in Ruteete sub-county. The community we came to was as welcoming and friendly as any, but a decade and a half of the AIDS epidemic had devastated the families that lived there. The disease had taken parents […]
Microfinance encourages the culture of saving and investment by the most impoverished people. Secondly, microfinance is designed to make loans more accessible to these people since they are usually turned away by commercial banks. These banks demand that people provide valuable collateral like land, titles, and permanent structures before they can be given loans. Yet, […]