Jackline speaks out on COVID-19

Jackline speaks out on COVID-19

Follow the story of Jackline Okinyi, Project Coordinator at Women Fighting AIDS in Kenya (WOFAK) as she speaks out on COVID-19, the challenges she and WOFAK face, their actions and needs from the government. WOFAK has been a partner of Aidsfonds for years through the INUKA! and Healthy Entrepreneurs projects, and the PITCH and Get Up Speak Out programmes. 

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Jackline's story is part of our campaign 'Communities speak out on COVID-19'. Access all stories here


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Caring for the well-being of children living with HIV

Jackline Okinyi grew up in Homa Bay, Kenya and studied Bachelor of Education Arts at Maseno University in Kisumu. She joined WOFAK in 2016 where she currently works as project coordinator of the INUKA programme among others. This programme aims to enable communities to take up social and financial support for the well-being of its children living with HIV. Jackline has a positive mind and is a proud mum of a 13-years old girl and a boy 2 years of age. 

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Women Fighting AIDS in Kenya (WOFAK) is a national non-governmental organisation founded and registered in Kenya in 1994 by a group of women, most of whom had tested HIV positive. Since then, WOFAK has made tremendous achievements contributing significantly to national efforts aimed at HIV/AIDS prevention and to provide comprehensive care and support to women, youth and children living with and affected by HIV and AIDS, enabling them to lead better and quality life.


Jackline speaks out on COVID-19

Listen to the story of Jackline as she describes the challenges WOFAK and its communities face since the outbreak of COVID-19. Find out what solutions she and her team found to deal with strict regulations and what support they need to address communities' needs. 

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We appeal to everyone to share this community voice to ensure that marginalised communities are not left behind. You can contribute by sharing this page on social media using the hashtag #HIVCOVID19 or by creating your own videos.  

Like, share and comment on Jackline's lasted video Tweet here and her LinkedIn post here


More on COVID-19 and HIV

The COVID-19 pandemic is strongly affecting the HIV response. Local and regional partners face increased difficulties to reach their communities in need. Unfortunately, this is just the tip of the iceberg. Visit our COVID-19 page to learn how the AIDS response is affected and working in the current circumstances. 

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