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Help to HIV/Aids sufferers near Nairobi, kenya

CAMEO-Aid wishes to purchase equipment which it gives to HIV/Aids sufferers or the families of HIV/Aids sufferers, to enable them to create items for sale. This allows them to use the profits to support themselves. Currently we wish to buy knitting machines and sewing machines, to help more people

June 2010 - December 2011

Charity information: CAMEO-Aid

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  • Need


    HIV/Aids sufferers and their families or the families of HIV/Aids sufferers who have died are on the margins of society. They receive no help and are stygmatised by the disease or association with the disease.

    CAMEO-Aid wants to give them an opportunity to change this situation and to bring hope into their lives.
    Knitting machines cost £614 each approx (KSG70,000) and sewing machines cost £319 each approx (KSG36400)


    A sufferer or their familiy will be given a machine on loan to enable them to produce garments. They will sell these garments for a profit. From the money earned they will replace the materials used and the surplus money is available to them to support their family or themselves. By earning profits they gain self esteeem and a helping hand on to the first rung of the ladder of self sustainability.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To bring the sufferers or the suffers families hope and improve their self esteem.


    » Give them the means to earn an income; to generate a profit

    What success will look like

    Success will be measured by improvement in confidence and inoutlook of the participants.

    Aim 2

    To take them out of poverty and deprivation


    » Give them on loan, the equipment that will enable them to make clothes and other fabric baseditems which they can then sell

    What success will look like

    Success will be seeing them using the profits of their labour to sustain themselves and their families

    Aim 3

    Help them to become self sustaaining


    » allow them to keep the profits they earn from their labours. give them training on how to sew and knit. Advise them about co-operative selling

    What success will look like

    Success will be them improving their own efficiency and increasing the profitability. It will also be achieved when a number of operators agree to form and join their own co-op

  • Impact


    The project will limit the number of families becoming poor and deprived because of HIV/Aids. It will prove to others in the same state that there is hope; there is a way out.

    The greatest succcess will be when the earnings from this home industry enables families to pay for their childrens education.


    The risks are identified as:
    1, Money not used to pay for machines
    A. Money is not given to the beneficiaries. Arrangements have been made with a local partner to supply Pro-Forma invoices and on purchase of the machines to supply receipts from the suppliers for the money received
    2, recipients of machines sell the machines and use the money for themselves.
    A. The machines are kept in a secure room of our local partners and users are permitted entry to each day


    Information will be sent to donors by email or newsletter together with photos of the recipients and the work they produce

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £2,800

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      Amount Heading Description
      £619 Knitting Machine to teach machine knitting and knit goods
      £619 Knitting Machine recipient to use this machine to knit goods for sale
      £619 Knitting Machine recipient to use this machine to knit goods for sale
      £320 Sewing machine recipient to use this machine to sew goods for sale
      £320 Sewing Machine recipient to use this machine to sew goods for sale
      £300 Training To train recipients in knitting, sewing, simple maths and about co-operatives
  • Background


    The project is located in Ngong District of Nairobi.
    Poverty and Deprivation are rife and for many families income is less than $5 a day.
    HIV/Aids is a major problem affecting the families in this area and the stigma of the disease makes it hard to find work in the area.


    In this initial project, 10 families will share the 5 machines on a half day basis. This will improve the income of these families totaling 68 p[eople

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    CAMEO-Aid was formed to aid the poor and deprived in East Africa. We have existing contacts and arrangements with people and partner organisations working in these areas and in these projects.

    Our partner organisation for this project is an order of nuns who have devoted their lives to helping marginalised, poor and deprived people in this area.

    Their dedication, and involvement means that they will ensure the security of the project and its success and send reports

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    St Stella

    Sr Stella is the project leader for support of people with HIV/Aids and is the prime mover of this self sustainability project.

    Bill Colford

    Bill Colford is a missionary with a depth of knowledge and special interest in HIV/Aids preventention. He gives training on prevention and health