US Ambassador to Kenya visits an Amref Health Africa HIV/AIDS Project

The U.S. Ambassador to Kenya, Robert F. Godec, visited the USAID funded APHIAplus IMARISHA project in Lodwar, Turkana County on June 19th, 2014 where he saw project activities and met beneficiaries from the Turkana Widows Advancement Program (TWAP).

TWAP is comprised of HIV positive widows who have been supported through APHIAplus IMARISHA to start income generating activities such as soap making, basket weaving and greenhouse farming., which they showcased to the Ambassador.

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Also supported through APHIAplus IMARISHA, are many orphans and vulnerable children, a group of which recited their experiences, challenges and victories through inspiring poetry.

“I have great admiration for your courage, dignity and the values that you represent,” said the ambassador in his address to the beneficiaries, adding that he felt truly honored to see the community’s great work.  The ambassador was accompanied by the Governor of Turkana County, his Excellency Josphat Nanok.

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