The government in Kenya was so impressed with the work that RUSH is doing, that it requested for the RUSH members with HIV/AIDS to be registered in order to receive antiretroviral drugs, for free. This is unusual in Kenya, as these drugs are hard to come by, much less when they are offered free! RUSH did this and now the members with HIV/AIDS are now receiving drugs. However, the Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) is not effective with drugs alone; it is necessary for the people to be eating a healthy, well-balanced diet to compliment the drugs. RUSH has implemented a feeding scheme in which 60 women were fed healthy meals twice weekly. Now 120 on average are fed when necessary or when funds are available. In famine times effort is concentrated on feeding those with Aids or elderly sick The effects of the combination of drugs and food have been clearly evident, with the health of the women improving dramatically. Women are learning to read and write.

 

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