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

Shadrack Otieno

I would like to give you a brief history on my background and my achievements through OLPS' Scholarship program. I was born in a family of 10 children made up of 5 boys and 5 girls. I am the second last borne in this family. Four of my siblings have since passed on, i.e. two girls and two boys.OLPS came to my rescue in 2003 when I had just cleared my primary education and life for me was a living hell. Things for me were complicated by the fact that I and my last borne brother had a different father from our other siblings which had prompted our elder brothers to disown us and they really resented us but we could not go anywhere since our biological father had died and our mother had also passed on when I was in class five in 1998. I was forced to drop out of school in class six for about two months but my elder sister whom I considered as my mum came and took me to Kisumu where a man I respect so much called Mr. Paul Kaunda agreed to enroll me in his school and he was to be paid on a monthly basis since my sister was HIV positive at that time and was constantly sick and had no stable source of income.

It was while at this primary school that I worked so hard and whenever I thought of how I had been disowned by my brothers I worked even harder and Mr. Kaunda had faith in me and always called me in his office from time to time to encourage me. He believed that nothing could stop me from being the best and he even allowed me to attend school without paying fee when my sister’s condition got worse.

I did my standard 8 examination and emerged the best in my school and among the best in the country scoring 423 marks out of a total of 500 in the national examinations. I couldn’t join high school because money was a problem but God brought me Sister Anastacia whom nowadays I see as a God sent mother to me. Mr. Kaunda introduced me to OLPS and they reviewed my case and paid my fee enabling me to join one of the best high schools in the country and when I convinced them that I could still perform better even in high school they enrolled me into their program fully. Unfortunately my sister passed on in 2004.

I finished my high school in 2006 and they still supported me through the university where I did my degree program in business management:purchasing and supplies management option which I finished in April, 2012 and I am due to graduate in December. For sure I have more than a thousand reasons to thank OLPS for making me who I am today. Actually, I am a living testimony of OLPS' vision and mission. I have met so many brothers in OLPS who were once like me but have been transformed into educated and responsible people.

Thank you so much. May God shower you with his many blessings. 

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