Nilinde Program

Nilinde is a Swahili word meaning Protect.s The overall goal of this project is to contribute to the reduction of the number of new TB infections by 5% and reduce mortality due to TB by 3%.


The goal of Nilinde was to improve the welfare and protection of the most vulnerable households affected by HIV and AIDS by increasing resilience and empowering parents and caregivers to make investments that will improve the health and well-being of Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC).

According to Kenya AIDS Indicator Survey, it is estimated that there are approximately 3.6 million children aged below 18 years who have been orphaned or who are vulnerable. It has been estimated that 1.1 million of these children have been orphaned due to HIV, having lost either 1 or both of their parents to the disease.

The purpose of Nilinde project was to improve welfare and protection of children affected by HIV in Kilifi and Kwale County. The project was a joint effort with WOFAK, Department of Children, Department of Social Services, County Administration, Plan International, Ministry of Health and the local communities.

The joint efforts specifically contributed to the following project outputs:

  • Increased access to health and social services for OVC and their families
  • Capacity of households and community strengthened to protect and care for OVC
  • Strengthened child welfare and protection systems at the national level, and improved structures and services for effective responses in targeted counties and sub-counties

This project was funded by USAID