Nuru Ya Mtoto (NYM) is a US Agency for International Development (USAID) project that is funded by the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). USAID NYM is being implemented by a PATH Kenya–led consortium of Kenyan nongovernmental organisations over a five-year period (March 18, 2021 through March 17, 2026).

The project supports the Government of Kenya (GoK) in attaining its goal of addressing the HIV and AIDS response by safeguarding the rights and welfare of children and adolescents impacted by HIV and AIDS.

Key Achievements:
MoUs with Ministry Of Health – Developed agreements through 9 SCHMTs resulting in enhanced nutritional assessments & joint household visits, improved enrolment of clients into the program through referrals from facilities, and effective follow ups of clients.

Clinical Partner (LVCT Health) – 100% line listing of children accessing HIV treatment, prompt sharing of VL results, Joint follow up meetings on suppression challenges.

Department of Children Services – 10 OVC supported with presidential bursaries

Ministry of Agriculture – 55 Caregivers trained and supported with vertical garden technology to farm in small spaced.

Sustainable Community Safety Nets through formation of caregiver saving groups.
Increased access to high-quality health and social services for OVC and families.

The project’s purpose focuses on improving the health and social services for orphaned and vulnerable children (OVC) in Kisii County who have been infected with or impacted by HIV and AIDS.
Orphans served based on
Case plan
HIV positive children enrolled
& supported to adhere to treatment
Girls reached with sanitary
Amount in Ksh. Caregivers have
been able to save on their own
Newly formed saving groups (Kisii County)

Caregivers (CG) participating in saving groups tend to graduate quickly from project support and have a means of meeting their basic needs sustainably beyond the duration of the project.

All CGs are encouraged to join such groups