Welcome to OLPS Kenya

Welcome To OLPS Kenya Receive greetings from Our Lady of Perpetual Support For People Living with AIDS and Orphans OLPS. We are indeed glad to have you visiting our website. At OLPS we find pride in making simple miracles possible on the basis of providing hope for those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS pandemic. Read more


OLPS Health Programs To effectively deliver health programs that respond to the needs of members of our community, OLPS emphasizes on integrated approach to health programming. Our health services are both facility and community-based. We run a community dispensary, mobilize resources and partner with like-minded organizations to make healthcare affordable to members of our community. As much as our health services are modeled within the context of HIV and AIDS, we also reach out to other members of the community with general healthcare needs Read more


OLPS Health Programming focuses on… HIV Care and Treatment (targeting children, adolescents and adults); Community TB Prevention and treatment; Maternal Child Health services; Reproductive Health Services; HIV Testing Services. None of these if offered in isolation. Our integrated approach ensures that we address as many needs as possible for any person coming into contact with any of health service provider.

Building Resilient Households

Building Resilient Households OLPS covers the spectrum of services for anyone affected by HIV/AIDS. In this context, we work to empower individuals to be self reliant and live a dignified life. Our aim is to ensure that we support households in such a manner that they will be able to provide for their basic needs such as education for their children, healthcare, housing, food and nutrition among others. The ultimate goal is to create resilient households able to withstand crisis, recover from them and adapt so that they can better withstand them.

Livelihood Strengthening through small business support

Livelihood Strengthening through small business support OLPS uses a microfinance model to loan out small amounts of money ranging from Kshs. 10,000.00 to Kshs 15,000.00 to women for business startups and business expansion. Training and mentorship is key to the success of the businesses. Priority is given to women because of their proven ability to manage their businesses and repay their loans promptly. A total of 150 women are currently supported by this program. Read more

Building resilient households through sustainable agriculture

Building resilient households through sustainable agriculture On a 4ha piece of land, OLPS is implementing a Community Farmers’ Education Program and targets local farmers with low input farming technologies. OLPS primarily promotes food security for women & children affected by HIV/AIDS and focuses on creating healthy and nutritional gardens and keeping livestock e.g. chickens to boost family income. These women were facilitated to form groups for peer-to-peer mentorship Read more

OVC Program

OLPS OVC Program Kenya has an estimated 2.4 million orphans and vulnerable children, about 50% of whom are orphaned due to the HIV/AIDS. Regions with high HIV burden (like Kisumu where OLPS majorly operates) therefore account for a higher percentage of OVC. Because of lack of proper care and protection, these children experience many forms of abuse, neglect and exploitation, a situation which undermines their ability to develop into productive and responsible adults. OLPS implements a comprehensive OVC program that ensures this doesn’t happen. Read more

OVC Programming approach

OVC Programming approach We implement a two-pronged approach to addressing the plight of OVC i.e. community-based and institutionalized care at OLPS Children’s Rescue Center. Priority is given to community-based care strategy but in situations where there is need for extreme care and protection, OLPS admits carefully selected OVC into its Rescue Center for a 1 to 3 year transitional care and support. During this period, a responsible adult/relative is sought and prevailed upon to offer support to such a child as his/her own once the child leaves the center.

OLPS Water Project

Water Drilling Enabling access to safe clean water and sanitation facilities is one of the strategies identified by the community in improving their health standards of the community Read more

OLPS Bee keeping Project

Bee Keeping Project Description � Read more

Kelvin Awange

I was born in Kisumu, Kenya in a polygamous family. My father had four wives my mother being the third. At 6, my mother and I joined my father in Mombasa but a year later, he died and so we were forced to get back to Kisumu. In 1996, my mother died. My sisters and I went to Bondo District to live with our maternal grandmother

where I joined class 3 in 1997. I got my educational support and other needs from my grandmother. This went on for six years when I sat for my Primary Examination (KCPE) in Onyinyore Primary School. I was invited to join Maranda High School.

The chance to join Maranda High almost failed since my grandmother was not able to support both my sister and I in secondary school as my sister had already joined Akoko Secondary School. She sought admission for me at Akoko Secondary School.

My grandmother sought for assistance here and there and and four days later, OLPS came in to support me. They demanded for my chance in Maranda High and facilitated all that I needed to stay in Maranda. From time to time OLPS had been my second family and supported me in my basic needs in school. By then my grandmother had retired from her work and my sister too had dropped out of school, unable to pay her fees. I enjoyed my life in school and could be identified in leadership positions in school.

At the time when I was almost losing hope for ever continuing with my education, OLPS came to my rescue. OLPS was actually God-sent. The organization came into my life at a time which I considered very critical in my life. They sponsored my secondary education from form one to form four. At the end of the fourth year, I passed my examination and was later invited to Kenyatta University in 2008.

At this time, I was the only one in my fathers wider house to graduate from high school when I was almost the youngest in the family of thirteen (13) children. All of them had dropped out of school.

Kelvin with police commissioner and

Kenyatta University Vice Chancellor Kelvin with members of the Kenyatta University Student Council

While at the university, I realized more than academics and the experience brought out some of the unexamined ability in me. In second year, I was elected as the Congressman of my faculty (School of Humanities and Social Sciences) in the same year, I was elected the Speaker of the University Congress and my mandate had expanded to all the university campuses across the country. I could represent students in Senate Disciplinary Committee, and the University Council. I participated in more leadership positions, in clubs and foundations in the university.

Currently I am awaiting my graduation and still representing the undergraduate students in ISO meetings in the department of Sociology and Psychology. I view life more positively than ever. I believe that I am more strategic to support my family once more. I thank God for the support I have had throughout my life even at the university when OLPS stood by me in the university.

I am looking forward to enhance my education and gain a more competitive edge in the job market than thousands of graduates in the country. I thank OLPS and the leadership of Sister Anastasia Juma for her profound selfless attribute. Through such act of kindness, I can positively note that in a matter of time, I would also be able to help others who also need such help. It is one lesson of catching fish that we can never forget.

Our Partners

OLPS Programs

  • Community Health Programs 
  • HIV&AIDS Care and Treatment Programs 
  • OVC Care and Support (Community-based and institution-based)
  • Support to the aging
  • Emergency Relief & Aid
  • Livilihood Support and Strengthening Program 

OLPS Contacts

Our Lady Of Perpetual Support

P.O. Box 3400

Kisumu, Kenya

Tel: +254 202030720 / 733 403 704

Email: info @ olpskenya.org