“If you light a lamp for someone, it will also brighten your path.”–Nichiren Diashonin, 13th-century Buddhist monk

Watch our video, "Light the Path", to learn more about the exciting work of the AIDS Barefoot Doctors.

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You can play a part in reducing the spread of HIV/AIDS.  

Learn more about volunteer opportunities in Kenya and the many internship and volunteer positions in Cincinnati.

Spotlight

Welcome to SOTENI International

It Takes a Village

Most of us have heard the African maxim, "It takes a village to raise a child." At SOTENI, we believe "It takes a village to prevent AIDS," too. That's why we support Villages of Hope. These communities work to prevent HIV/AIDS and to reduce its effects while providing love, guidance, and resources to those affected by it. We began in 2003 and, with your help, created our first SOTENI Village of Hope in Mituntu. Since then, we have expanded with three other Villages in Mbakalo, Ugunja, and Kuria. Each Village plays the main role in determining its own priorities for developing and sustaining programs that will lead to the prevention of AIDS.

Our Vision Statment

To build the best model for preventing AIDS in vulnerable communities around the world.

Our Mission Statement

All of us, together- working to reduce the incidence of AIDS by empowering vulnerable communities to develop sustainable interventions. We cultivate local leadership, educate those most at risk, and identify best practices to share around the world.