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 catastrophe Read more

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Maternal & General Clinics In Session The focus of this activity area is to expand availability of quality TB/HIV care and treatment services to the community through a comprehensive collaborative framework with other service providers both at community and health care settings. Read more

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Pediatric Treatment OLPS works to support and strengthen pediatric ART services at OLPS health facility by building on pediatric HIV care ans support as well as optimizing identification and scaling up of treatment. Read more

Livelihood Support and Strengthening Program

Livelihood Support and Strengthening Program The prospects for developing financial services to contribute to the mitigation of the economic impact of HIV/AIDS are quite promising. The impact of HIV/AIDS on the poor in terms of their ability to financially cope with the existing.. Read more

Livelihood Support and Strengthening Program

Livelihood Support and Strengthening Program OLPS helps individuals identify their strengths and use the strengths to acquire what they lack. For example, most of the targeted beneficiaries have existing businesses and what OLPS does with the IGA scheme is to assist the beneficiaries with low interest loans Read more

Livelihood Support and Strengthening Program

Livelihood Support and Strengthening Program Currently OLPS has a total of 40 individuals benefiting from this scheme. There are over 1,000 individuals in need of financial support to initiate a business to sustain their ever expanding needs, especially their own health and education for their dependents Read more

OLPS Garden

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Livelihood Support and Strengthening Program

Livelihood Support and Strengthening Program Training OLPS advances loans of between Kshs 5,000 and Kshs 10,000 to successful applicants. These loans are repayable after a specific period agreed upon by OLPS and the beneficiaries themselves. Read more

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

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OVC SUPPORT PROGRAM

OVC situation in Kenya

Kenya now has a growing number, of OVC. An estimated 2.4 million Kenyan children are orphans, who are under 18 years and have lost one or both parents as a result of death. Nearly two thirds of the orphans in Kenya have lost their parents due to HIV/AIDS. Also, the proportion is increasing, as it was approximately 16 percent of all children in Kenya in 2007 (Kenya Demographic Health Survey-KDHS 2003), compared to about 11 percent just five years earlier (Kenya Demographic Health Survey-KDHS 2002). In addition to orphans, there are increasing numbers of other "vulnerable children", who are also especially in need. The National AIDS Control Council (NACC) estimates that there are about 600,000 children who are not orphans but who are also particularly vulnerable because their parents are sick and are not able to adequately provide for their safety and development.

Overview of OLPS OVC Support Program
HIV/AIDS is a global pandemic that impacts negatively on socio-economic well being of societies. For the reason that HIV/AIDS mostly attacks populace of childbearing age, its impact on children, extended families, and communities is overwhelming. When a parent dies of AIDS which, his or her child is three times more likely to die – even when that child is HIV negative. Moreover, facing an increased risk of death, children whose parents have died due to HIV/AIDS also face stigmatization, rejection and a lack of love and care. They often suffer from emotional distress, malnutrition, a lack of health care, and poor or no access to education. AIDS orphans are also at high risk for labor exploitation, sex trafficking, homelessness, and exposure to HIV. Ever more, extended families and communities in highly affected areas like the Lake Victoria basin (i.e. Nyanza and Rift Valley provinces) find that their resources are inadequate to provide the basics for all needy children. In communities hard hit by the double hammer of HIV/AIDS and poverty, there are thousands of children who may not be orphans, but who have been made more vulnerable by HIV/AIDS. For example, children whose parents are ill with HIV/AIDS might not receive the care and support they require. In extreme cases, roles in the household are reversed and the children become their parents’ caregivers, often dropping out of school and becoming breadwinners. Research indicates that these children, caring for sick and dying parents, are the most vulnerable of all. This is the context upon which OLPS operates.

The organization has over the years since its inception, implemented programs aimed at enhancing Service Coverage to OVC in Nyanza Province by increasing coverage of key essential services to OVC and households caring for them in ways that reduce their vulnerability to HIV/AIDS and improve their overall well-being.

OLPS strategies to addressing OVC challenges

Strategy 1: Direct and indirect service provision to OVC: the services are provided in line with the universally agreed basic support for OVC (i.e. food/nutrition, shelter and care, protection, health care, psychosocial support, and education).
Strategy 2: Provide evidence-based interventions to reduce OVC vulnerability to HIV infection by implementing family and peer-centered approach to prevention of HIV that include paediatric and general HIV testing, evidence-based HIV prevention such as Family’s Matter! And Healthy Choices will be implemented to reduce OVC vulnerability to HIV infection
Strtaegy 3: Advocacy and Promotion to create supportive environment to ensure full realization of OVC rights and welfare
Strategy 4: Economic and livelihood strengthening to enable households caring for OVC meet expanding responsibilities for ill family members or to welcome OVCs into the household

OLPS currently has slightly over 1,500 OVC aged between 1-15 years enrolled in her program support against demand of over 100,000 OVC in Nyanza province.
OLPS’ partners in OVC support program
Financial partners
Elizabeth Glazer Paediatric AIDS Foundation,
Aid to GOSPA’s Children,
Mamahope International,
Our Lady of peace Shottery catholic church,
Innerwheel.

Individuals/families
Rama and Rachel –UK,
Roland Gagne-Value for advice (UK),

To help OLPS change the life of a child in need

Our Partners

OLPS Programs

  • Health Care
  • Educational Support
  • Support to the aging
  • ART & Care Initiative
  • Emergency Relief & Aid

OLPS Contacts

Our Lady Of Perpetual Support

P.O. Box 3400

Kisumu, Kenya

Tel: +254 202030720 / 733 403 704

Email: info @ olpskenya.org