SUCCESS STORIES

Ruth Rapando Odhiambo

"I realized most girls get lost just because they do not have someone to guide them. I have therefore made it my business to guide them. From the financial capabilities classes, I started a chicken project using a loan I got from our girl’s savings and loans group. Currently, I have 20 chickens. I thank IRDO for every opportunity they create for me to champion Prep; a drug that can help girls to avoid HIV infection, especially girls who are married like me"

Grace Akinyi Agutu

“I am glad IRDO saw the need to have these outreaches which have helped many of us in the community to fight malaria. Today I go back home with my net with confidence that my unborn baby is protected from malaria.”

James Eleman

“One day, Naftali (IRDO Mobilizer in Turkana Central) approached me and explained why I should go for circumcision. The moment he was through with his talk, I asked him to take me to where I will get the service. I now realize that what I was lacking is that inter-personal interaction with a mobilizer to give me the much needed push.”


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SUCCESS STORIES

Ruth Rapando Odhiambo

Ruth, the PrEP Champion
"I realized most girls get lost just because they do not have someone to guide them. I have therefore made it my business to guide them. From the financial capabilities classes, I started a chicken project using a loan I got from our girl’s savings and loans group. Currently, I have 20 chickens. I thank IRDO for every opportunity they create for me to champion Prep; a drug that can help girls to avoid HIV infection, especially girls who are married like me"

Cleophas Odumbe

The VMMC Crusader
“I was ushered in the counseling room where the counselor gave me information on VMMC, counseled me on how best to prevent HIV, demonstrated on condom use and finally tested me for HIV. I signed a form, allowing them to circumcise me. ...I went through Sexually Transmitted Infection test and general physical examination. Finally VMMC was done on me and was advised to rest for at least 30minutes before embarking my chores,”

Pius

No Shame Being HIV+
“...I decided to go to college where I did a Diploma course in Counseling Psychology and later a Higher Diploma in the same. In August 2013 I secured a job with IRDO. ...I'am happy with the opportunity it has given me to interact with Key Population in a bid to fight HIV. The chance to touch the lives of others keeps me going, ... I believe, those who are already HIV positive should understand, there is NO shame about being HIV positive,”

James Eleman

"Through My Eyes"
"...Deep down I knew I need it having heard of its benefits that ranged from protection from HIV infection by 60% to penile hygiene. At one point the pastor I work for casually asked me to go but I declined, ...One day, Naftali ...explained why I should go for circumcision. The moment he was through with his talk, I asked him to take me to where I will get the service. I now realize that what I was lacking is that inter-personal interaction with a mobilizer to give me the much needed push,”

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