Country of Operation
- Coptic Mission of KenyaNot-for-profit
Target income level
- Bottom 20%
- Lower-middle income (20-40%)
- Middle-income (40-60%)
SummaryTumaini is the Swahili word for hope. The Tumaini Project was established to provide free antiretroviral (ARVs) treatment to Kenyans living with HIV.
Tumaini funds are used to supplement the care of those infected with and affected by HIV, particularly in areas that PEPFAR does not support.
Key program components
In 2004, the Tumaini Project worked with the Coptic Mission of Kenya to establish an HIV clinic in Nairobi called the Hope Clinic. With support from the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the University of Washington, the Hope Clinic becamed a free comprehensive care HIV clinic called the Coptic Hope Center for Infectious Diseases. When the Hope Center for Infectious Diseases opened, there were 10 patients receiving free AIDS medication. Today, the Hope Center treats 9,000 patients and has sister clinics in Nairobi, Maseno and Mombasa. Patients at the Hope Center receive free AIDS treatment, counseling and nutritional support. One hour teaching sessions are conducted at the Ngong Hope Center twice a week and include case conferences, Q&A sessions, lectures, and journal club meetings. Sessions are broadcast over the internet to include live participation by the Hope Centers in Industrial Area and Maseno.