Flovian Kenya DREAMS project music
Flovian, Kenya. Photo courtesy of PEPFAR Kenya.
Flovian, Kenya. Photo courtesy of PEPFAR Kenya.

Girls with DREAMS

Across Kenya, PEPFAR’s DREAMS partnership is supporting young women to lead safe and healthy lives free from HIV.

The DREAMS (Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe) partnership aims to reduce new HIV infections and violence among adolescent girls and young women aged 10-24 in 15 sub-saharan countries.

Launched in 2014 by the President’s Emergency Fund for Aids Relief (PEPFAR), DREAMS provides a comprehensive package of evidence-based interventions focused on prevention, diagnosis, care, and treatment.

By simultaneously improving access to care for young women and increasing their agency, the DREAMS partnership works to ensure they can lead safe and healthy lives free from HIV.

In Kenya, DREAMS has led to greater empowerment and autonomy for adolescents and young women; in turn positively impacting their families and wider communities.

These profiles are taken from the PEPFAR Kenya “Our Lens Sauti Zetu (Our Voices)” photobook, a compilation of images captured by DREAMS girls highlighting their own stories.

These DREAMS girls were the eyes behind the lens and beautifully captured the stories of the young women featured in the project: Dorcas Akinyi Onyango, Agnes Wanjiru Mugure, Flovian Atieno, Faith Akumu, Francisca Ndinda, Effie Awino, Fatuma Lando, Dorothy Oyuga, Linet Odira, Hellen Atieno.

Text and images from “Our Lens Sauti Zetu (Our Voices)” are used with permission from PEPFAR Kenya.

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