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

Support SOTENI and join ABD Elka Walubengo Wanugo (in purple), the Luuya Support Group, SOTENI International Intern Aviva Mattingly in lighting the path for others.

Safari Beyond Traditional Borders

Witness the wonders of the Maasai Mara Reserve during a guided safari tour by The Old Line Safari Company. Travel with SOTENI staff and gain exclusive entrance to Kenyan society, experiencing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn about the people, land, and culture of Kenya.

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2013-2014 Annual Report

Check out our new Annual Report, which covers the fiscal year of April 1, 2013 - March 31, 2014! It features letters from Kenya, financial information, and data on our growing international network of supporters.

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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.