Empowering vulnerable communities
of Kenyans in rural areas live below the poverty line, subsisting on just $3 per day.
Inflation, unemployment, and extreme weather patterns have raised barriers to overcoming poverty.
of adults in Eswatini (ages 15-49) are HIV positive.
According to the World Bank, Eswatini has the world’s highest HIV prevalence rate among adults, which is both a consequence and a driver of high poverty and inequality.
Kenyans live in extreme poverty, fighting to survive on less than $2 per day
Chronic poverty makes them vulnerable to preventable, but life-threatening diseases like HIV, malaria, and waterborne diseases.
SOTENI International is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit registered in the United States and Kenya with over 20 years of experience in sustainable development and the fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa. Our mission now includes breaking the cycle of poverty AND disease by advancing entrepreneurship, health services, and wellbeing in Kenya and Eswatini.
The interrelated struggles in Sub-Saharan Africa, stemming from poverty, can only be overcome through the strengthening of health and wellbeing, economic empowerment and independence. That’s where SOTENI comes in. SOTENI partners with semi-autonomous Villages of Hope (SVHs) to implement programs in alignment with our three strategic pillars: