OUR VISION:

A democratic community that is free of poverty, hunger and diseases and enjoys good quality of education, standards of living and social well-being.

 
Venance Muzuka   Program Director

Venance Muzuka
Program Director

SHDEPHA+ is an acronym for Service, Health, and Development for People living with HIV/AIDS. It is a national non-governmental organization, registered on 21 November 1994 with registration number SO 8216. SHDEPHA+ originated from the initiatives of fifteen people living with HIV/AIDS whose goal was to create a network and to mobilize resources to help people living with HIV/AIDS and to fight the spread of the disease. Although originally focusing on people living with HIV/AIDS, over the years SHDEPHA+ has expanded having over 65 branches countrywide and now covers people both infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Each branch of SHDEPHA+ works independently, developing, managing and implementing its own projects; though all branches share one constitution and registration.

SHDEPHA+ Kahama branch, based in Kahama District, is among the 65 branches, was launched in 1999 and started independent operations in 2002. Since then, SHDEPHA+ Kahama branch has been working with both international and national donors, the local and central government, and other stakeholders in order to work toward the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

 

SHDEPHA+ KAHAMA BENEFICIARIES

  • People living with HIV/AIDS

  • Orphans and vulnerable children and their caretakers

  • Women

  • Older people

  • Most at risk and mobile populations

  • Youth

  • Farmers and agro-pastoralists

  • Communities