Young Women Campaign
Against AIDS (YWCAA)
Promotion of Equal Rights & Social Justice for Women, Young People and the Vulnerable

Kawangware Phase Out

The Kawangware BAWA Self Help Group was phased out in 2016 and were awarded the “BAWA wings to fly” – which is a one off token of Kshs 100,000 given to a best practice group for sustaining their IGAs. The group had made remarkable efforts in the BAWA project in terms of growth. This is measured through success in championing the fight against HIV/AIDS, providing care and support to orphaned and vulnerable children, group maintenance and savings, potential to initiate and nurture peer groups, and through best practice in behavior change communication. The group has access to medium and large government loans and from other financial and micro finance institutions. Some of the groups initiated by the Kawangware BAWA have won funds for economic empowerment, hence contributes to mitigating the social and economic effects of HIV/AIDS and other related factors such as gender based violence. Through YWCAA sensitization exercises members from this group became empowered and created their own system of reaching out to the community.