On this project, Plan International lead a consortium that also included Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team (AMURT), Childline Kenya, and mothers2mothers (m2m). Known locally as Nilinde, the project worked to support at-risk children in Kenya by focusing on improving the welfare and protection of the most vulnerable households affected by HIV in Nairobi and the Coast Counties of Mombasa, Kilifi, Kwale, Taita Teveta, and Lamu. Nilinde worked with local partner organizations to increase household resiliency and empower parents and caregivers to make investments that will improve the health and well-being of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC).
- USAID/Prime: Plan International USA
- Project Start Date
- August 2015
- Project End Date
- September 2019
- Technical Areas Covered
- Orphans and Vulnerable Children; HIV/AIDS
Working at both local and national levels, Nilinde aimed to increase access to health and social services and support government efforts to strengthen child welfare and protection systems. Nilinde’s holistic case management approach connected health, nutrition, HIV services, psychosocial support, and education to economic strengthening services designed to graduate families out of program support by developing their ability to grow and sustain their assets, income, and skills. In Nairobi County, the project focused on informal settlements where the majority of the OVC reside. In Coast Counties, the project worked in both informal settlements in urban areas and in rural areas where larger OVC populations live. Nilinde also worked with Kenyan government agencies to strengthen national monitoring and management information system (MIS) for OVC and integrate information and communications technologies (ICT) and social and behavior change communication (SBCC) across project interventions. At the same time, Nilinde worked with governmental and non-governmental partners to use data for decision-making and improve quality services to OVC.