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Nuru Farm garners media attention

September 01, 2012

Nuru Farm was conceived under Nuru ya Jamii, a one-year pilot program by FHI 360 that pioneered a child-focused, family-centered approach to HIV programming. The farm, managed by one of the implementing partners in FHI 360’s APHIAplus Nuru ya Bonde program, sits on a dumpsite that was reclaimed by hand. It has expanded over time to provide 5,000 households at risk for HIV with vegetables, fruits and poultry.

APHIAplus also works with 17 other local organizations to improve the lives of residents in Kenya’s Rift Valley region through interventions that include health education, home-based and community-based care, support to orphans and vulnerable children, economic development, youth and women's empowerment, education and training, food security and capacity development of community groups.

Nuru Farm has been featured on Kenyan television and in Kenyan newspapers for its work to support individuals and families affected by HIV in the Rift Valley region:

  • People Daily, September 6, 2012 — Turning garbage into a mountain of hope
  • The Standard, September 24, 2012 — Garden of hope springs from dumpsite
  • Kenya Citizen TV, September 16, 2012 — View the story on YouTube

APHIAplus is funded by the U. S. Agency for International Development.