APHIA PLUS project under Homa Hills currently supports 2894 OVC and 1150 Households in West Ward, East Ward, Kibiri Ward and Central Ward. There are 75 CHV and 8 Lead CHVs who assist in implementation and monitoring of the project activities. The project’s main aim is to effectively and efficiently reach the registered Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) with the identified needs. The useful guides in the service charter are expected to improve the quality of service delivery to the OVC in the program by addressing the needs identified in OVC households in a timely manner.

Current Program Statistic

1 # OVC Ever Enrolled. 3750 2012 1738
2 #OVC currently supported by the program 2894 1519 1375
3 #Community Health Workers. 67 10 57
4 #Lead Community Health Works 8 1 7
5 # Households. 1350
6 # Child Headed Households. 10
7 # Referral Health Facilities. 5
8 # OVC in ECD 36 20 16
9 # OVC in Primary School 1569 821 748
10 # OVC in Secondary school. 627 325 302
11 # OVC in Vocational training. 9 7 2
12 # Project staff. 4 3 1
13 # OVC for special education support. 8 2 6

Support and Provision

Education: This includes payment of school fees to secondary students, vocational learners, school visits, and ensuring proper school enrollment.

Health and Care Support: This entails prevention of illnesses, treatment, and referral of OVC, preferment of health seeking behavior both Caregivers and OVC. 500 OVC received tests, treatment and prevention of illness.

Food and Nutrition Support: We supply nutritious food to orphans and vulnerable people, especially during hunger break-out at the community. We educate the community to eat nutritious food in order to avoid malnutrition and other nutrition related diseases.

Protection: The program ensure that the child is protected against abuse, exploitation and neglect through birth registration, inheritance claims, rescue abused children, paralegal support and assisting children access support services.

Shelter and care: This program ensure that a child has shelter, access to safe water, basic hygiene and guardianship through provision of care, support to CHHs, provision of clothing, bedding, shoes. The program provided Toms shoes to 2010 OVC, 46 OVC received sanitary pads, 330 OVC received Biro pens and Pencils, 35 OVC received bags, 116 OVC received sets, and 320 caregivers also received poultry (by end 2016).

Economic empowerment (Agriculture and SILC): This is to enhance employment creation, income generation and the general livelihood of the household through skills building, SILC, small business promotion and linkages with other community economic promotion initiatives.