Love and Hope Centre was started under a tree by Sr. Patricia Speight a Franciscan Missionary Sisters for Africa in 1998 as a response to a community felt need for a HIV/AIDS Home-Based care Programme.
In 2003 Mrs. Mary Donohue heard about Love and Hope in Ireland and was determined to meet up with Sr. Patricia on her next Home Visit.
This resulted in the involvement of Mary, who eventually visited Nakuru and saw the Project at first hand. At that time the building consisted of a very small one roomed hut under the shade of a huge tree, catering for a growing number of clients. Mary's heart went out to the suffering people and she said, "You people need a better place than this to serve your people". Mary returned to Ireland and together with her family and friends initiated what has come to be known as the Rose Project - the result of much fundraising activities.
The new Love and Hope Centre a very impressive building was opened on the 6th October 2007.Now an impressive building replaces the original hut and consists of a purpose-built area which includes clinical areas, counseling rooms, administration block as well as seminar areas and a spacious hall for preventive programmes.
To date, the Program in liaison with collaborating partners provides integrated holistic care and support for the primary family unit through clinical/medical support, counselling, nutritional support, psychosocial and spiritual care, income-generating initiatives and facilitates the HIV disclosure process for both adults and children.T is also involved in providing HIV/AIDS awareness, behavior change and formation processes and Life skills training to the target communities. In addition to these community programmes, Love and Hope offer palliative care to people with a chronic and terminal illness such as HIV related stroke and cancer.
“To restore dignity and alleviate suffering of vulnerable People and marginalized Communities.”
“A world of communities that are Fountains of Love and Beacons of Hope for Vulnerable and Marginalised people.”