Sisterhood Exchange Program
Country of Operation
- Organic Health ResponseNot-for-profit
- IMANI Women's WorkshopNot-for-profit
- Advocate Safehouse ProjectNot-for-profit
Target income level
- Bottom 20%
SummaryThe Sisterhood Exchange Program (SEP) seeks to improve the lives of rural women by connecting HIV+ women from different communities around the globe into one social support network.
Objectives: * To foster cultural exchange between women of different geographical and cultural backgrounds. * To establish meaningful relationships between American and Kenyan women in rural communities facing similar challenges of poverty, intimate partner violence, and ill-health. * To foster positive living in women with HIV in Western Kenya by providing the opportunity to meet and interact with other positive women.
Key program components
To build support, generate income, and reduce stigma among women living with HIV/AIDS and to foster positive living in women with HIV in Western Kenya by providing the opportunity to meet and interact with other positive women. The Sisterhood Exchange Program (SEP) represents a unique collaboration of inspired grassroots activists amoung the IMANI Women's Workshop in Eldoret, Kenya, the Organic Health Response on Mfangano Island, Kenya, and the Advocate Safehouse Project in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.