Global Interfaith Partnership
The Global Interfaith Partnership is a coalition of congregations in Indiana and the Chulaimbo area of western Kenya which has developed the Umoja Project (“unity” in Kiswahili) to respond to the urgent needs of Chulaimbo’s orphans and vulnerable children.
In this rural area just north of Lake Victoria at least 20 percent of the school-aged children have lost one or both parents to HIV/AIDS and other diseases. The Umoja Project is developing a coordinated care system which addresses the children’s immediate needs and builds the capacity of households and the community to meet their own needs long-term.
Working through a network of congregations, schools, women’s groups, and other health and social service organizations in western Kenya, the Umoja Project provides multiple services which insure uninterrupted education, food security, safe housing, and healthy psychosocial development.