Kieni People Against AIDS

The 16 members of KIPAA have very basic needs – milk and money. That translates to goats. The plan is to sell milk and eventually goat meat, but each member must also drink 500 ml of goat milk a day to maximize the benefit of their anti-retroviral (ARV’s) medication. Milk sales could reach $2 a day per person which would help pay for their drugs. They receive no assistance from the Government of Kenya or from the Global Fund. The group leader told Kenya Works that members face discrimination, but he added, “If you aren’t careful, you stigmatize yourself before you are stigmatized."