Anne Owiti

Anne Owiti finished her graduate school in nursing in 1991. She chose to remain in Kibera and continue her work with the community churches in making medical care accessible to community members. Anne discovered that women in the community were bearing a significant amount of physical and the social consequences from certain sickness such as HIV/AIDS. Setting out to support and empower women, Anne founded Kibera Community Self-Help program, KICOSHEP, in 1991. Besides offering the community, especially women, accessible medical care and examinations, KICOSHEP opened a primary school for children who are HIV positive. By training corporations and family members with their community structure approach to pain management, KICOSHEP is also an active advocator of palliative care in Kenya.