Who we are
TheVision of Living Positive Kenya is to give women in economic distress a life of hope for sustainable and independent opportunities. Our Mission is to support underprivileged women, orphans and their families to live healthy and economically stable lives. We do this through community engagement, building self-empowerment, and business development. Our Core Values are empowerment, economic stability, community building, partnership, integrity, teamwork, and accountability.
Living Positive Kenya (LPK) was founded by Mary "Mum" Wanderi, Social Worker and advocate, for the past two decades, of children who are neglected, economically disadvantaged, affected by and infected with HIV, and in need of better life opportunities. Through her work she was able to identify that most of the children that she served had a single mother who was sick and suffering from HIV/AIDS, using drugs and economically destitute.
In knowing the importance of improving the lives of these children, Mary started LPK 10 years ago to address the health challenges of these mothers, the neglect of the children and to improve their lives economically. Mary knows that when an HIV positive woman is healthy, emotionally stable and economically empowered she can take care of her children instead of them being placed in homes.
Living Positive Kenya believes that even HIV positive women can flourish and raise their children like any other woman out there.
Where we are today
Living Positive Kenya understands the immense social and economic burden of HIV on these women and their families and is devoted to alleviating this burden through empowerment, skills-based training, home-based care, counseling, micro-financing skills, economic trade skills, HIV and health advocacy, substance abuse prevention and treatment, social support, health education, and business planning. To provide these services we operate a 1mil KSH agency annually.
For the past 10 years, LPK has strengthened our resolve to continue offering practical and sustainable social and economic solutions to the members of the community and build more opportunities for the future of their children.