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

BOG Profile

Board of Directors

OLPS has a functional Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is the policy making body of the organization and consists of individuals with expertise in various professional backgrounds relevant to the organization’s programs and administrative concerns. These include:-

 

NAME

POSITION

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Anastasia Juma Sinawa

Secretary and OLPS Chief Executive Officer

Anastasia is the founder of OLPS. She is an excellent resource and community mobilizer, community strategist good at establishing strategic partnerships and alliances. She brings to the organization over 30 years experience in community development having played key roles in developing and implementing relief services for various catholic missions in Lwak, Bondo and Kisumu.    

Mrs. Cresentia Ooro

Chairperson

Retired banker and a member of the Kenya Association of Bankers. Cresentia brings to the organization a rich experience in banking that has made it possible for the organization to cement a good relationship with various banks as well as developing organization’s financial policy.

Dr. Hesborn Oluoch

Assistant Chairperson

Dr. Oluoch is a medical doctor with over 20yrs as a medical practitioner with the ministry of health. He brings a rich experience in HIV/AIDS treatment, management of opportunistic infections and establishing functional relationship between OLPS and government agencies in the fight against HIV/AIDs 

Dr. June Odoyo

Treasurer

Dr. June is a medical doctor and holds a PhD in Epidemiology, HIV/AIDS research scientist and programs consultant. He has worked as medical officer of health with Ministry of Health (GOK), an executive director with Center for Disease Control (CDC), UNIM among others. He has consulted for USAID, UNAIDS, NRHS etc. He is accredited with high profile research including HIV prevention initiatives such as VMMC, PwP, OVC programming among others.   

Mrs. Monica Akinyi Oiro

Assistant Treasurer

Monica has over 20 years experience in Finance Management and administration and holds Bachelor of Business Management (Finance/Administration) from Kenyatta University. Her excellent financial management and business administration skills have been key to organization’s successful achievement of various community programs ran by the organization, and development of OLPS’ policy documents including Human Resource Policy, Financial Policy, Procurement Policy, and Strategic Plans.     

Barrister Patrick J. Otieno

Member

A lawyer and an advocate of the high court of the Republic of Kenya, Patrick has been instrumental in leading the formulation and interpretation of organization’s policy documents in line with the laws of Kenya and NGO’s Co-ordination Act.   

Mr. Jared Akech

Member

A retired teacher with over 40 years experience in management and organizational skills. Mr. Akech background in education has been handy especially in OLPS’ OVC and Scholarship Programs. He is OLPS’ educational advisor and chairs the OLPS’ Education Scholarship Committee responsible for setting guidelines for scholarship program. He also facilitates OLPS’ networking with various schools and colleges and assists students in carrier guidance and securing college places.    

Mr. Paul Kaunda

 

Mr. Kaunda holds a Bachelor of Education degree and is a senior teacher with Ministry of Education-Kenya. He is a community resource person and a good negotiator. He has been instrumental in generating ideas necessary for effective implementation of OVC programs especially enhancing education of OVC in primary schools.   

 

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OLPS has a functional Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is the policy making body of the organization and consists of individuals with expertise in various professional backgrounds relevant to the organization’s programs and administrative concerns. These include:-

 

NAME

POSITION

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Anastasia Juma Sinawa

Secretary and OLPS Chief Executive Officer

Anastasia is the founder of OLPS. She is an excellent resource and community mobilizer, community strategist, establishing strategic partnerships and alliances. She brings to the organization over 30 years experience in community development having played key roles in developing and implementing relief services for various catholic missions in Lwak, Bondo and Kisumu.    

Mrs. Cresentia Ooro

Chairperson

Retired banker and a member of the Kenya Association of Bankers. Cresentia brings to the organization a rich experience in banking that has made it possible for the organization to cement a good relationship with various banks as well as developing organization’s financial policy.

Dr. Hesborn Oluoch

Assistant Chairperson

Dr. Oluoch is a medical doctor with over 15yrs as a medical practitioner with the ministry of health. He brings a rich experience in HIV/AIDS treatment, management of opportunistic infections and establishing functional relationship between OLPS and government agencies in the fight against HIV/AIDs 

Dr. June Odoyo

Treasurer

Dr. June is a medical doctor and holds a PhD in Epidemiology, HIV/AIDS research scientist and programs consultant. He has worked as medical officer of health with Ministry of Health (GOK), an executive director with Center for Disease Control (CDC), UNIM among others. He has consulted for USAID, UNAIDS, NRHS etc. He is accredited with high profile research including HIV prevention initiatives such as VMMC, PwP, OVC programming among others.   

Mrs. Monica Akinyi Oiro

Assistant Treasurer

Monica has over 20 years experience in Finance Management and administration and holds Bachelor of Business Management (Finance/Administration) from Kenyatta University. Her excellent financial management and business administration skills have been key to organization’s successful achievement of various community programs ran by the organization, and development of OLPS’ policy documents including Human Resource Policy, Financial Policy, Procurement Policy, and Strategic Plans.     

Barrister Patrick J. Otieno

Member

A lawyer and an advocate of the high court of the Republic of Kenya, Patrick has been instrumental in leading the formulation and interpretation of organization’s policy documents in line with the laws of Kenya and NGO’s Co-ordination Act.   

Mr. Jared Akech

Member

A retired teacher with over 40 years experience in management and organizational skills. Mr. Akech background in education has been handy especially in OLPS’ OVC and Scholarship Program. He is OLPS’ educational advisor and chairs the OLPS’ Education Scholarship Committee responsible for setting guidelines for scholarship program. He also facilitates OLPS’ networking with various schools and colleges and assists students in carrier guidance and securing college places.    

Mr. Paul Kaunda

 

Mr. Kaunda holds a Bachelor of Education degree and is a senior teacher with Ministry of Education-Kenya. He is a community resource person and a good negotiator. He has been instrumental in generating ideas necessary for effective implementation of OVC programs especially enhancing education of OVC in primary schools.   

 

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