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

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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

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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

Overview

Overview
OLPS health programs are implemented within the context of HIV/AIDS. HIV/AIDS is global pandemic that has permeated societies and distorted the social fabrics thereby impeding social and economic development. The pandemic continues to pose tremendous challenges to the healthcare system in Kenya. HIV/AIDS spread in Kenya peaked in the 1990s, with prevalence rates of as high as 20-30% recorded in certain areas of the country especially Nyanza and Rift Valley provinces where OLPS' activities are concentrated. Concerted efforts by the government and non-state actors dwarfed the trend to reach current level of 6.5%.


Rural communities and households bears the greatest burden of the pandemic, and abject poverty that characterize many households in rural and slum set-ups presents people with a challenge of how to distribute their less than a dollar daily earning to cater for all of their needs (i.e. education for their children, food and nutrition, clothing, shelter among others). The result is that many of their basic needs are unmet including medical care for HIV positive individuals.

OLPS has over the years come in to bridge the gap that exists between majority of the rural poor and urban slum dwelers betwen the need for medical care and access. The organization mobilizes financial resources to enable access of medical services among these people both at OLPS Clinic and at the community level. Currently, these programs are implemented through technical and financial assistance from the Elizabeth Glazer Paediatric AIDS Foundation. Other partners who have worked with OLPS in implementing these programs in the past include Community Habitat Finance-CHF, Elton Johns AIDS Foundation-EJAF, and Clinton's Foundation.


OLPS Clinic in Kisumu City                          Lab diagnosis at the facility


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