The Frepals project is committed and dedicated towards reducing
infant/maternal mortality morbidity rate, prevention of Mother
to child transmission of HIV/AIDS. In relation to HIV/AIDS Frepals
have met with diverse challenges in caring for infected and affected.
The current target constitutes the infected mothers who require
nutritional supplement for their babies and themselves.
In this respect Frepals has a programme to cater
for mothers who opt for replacement feeding , drug , therapy,
education, home based care and Micro finance (Merry Go Round).
This has enabled mothers to develop self esteem and encouragement
to live positively.
This project is committed towards eradicating
poverty and disease. Frepals has taken the initiative to educate
and give appropriate information to the target groups. This has
led to adoption of qualitative antenatal and postnatal care.
Communicable diseases are predominant in the slum
due to poor sanitation and waste disposal mechanism. Many target
groups suffer from Malaria, typhoid, dysentery, Pneumonia, upper
respiratory infections, sexually transmitted disease among others.
Frepals have initiated curative and preventive
services to cater for that. This has significantly reduced the
infection rate. Frepals is also committed to the rehabilitation
of the environment as a preventive measure. This has been conducted
through mobilization of clean up campaigns education and information
Adolescent and youth constitute some of the most
vulnerable target groups in the slum. Cases of child abuse, rape,
sexual assault, forced labour, prostitution, drug peddling, female
genital mutilation, early marriages, teenage pregnancies and abandoned
babies have been prevalent. Frepals is working around the clock
to facilitate rehabilitation, education and appropriate information
giving. This will ensure safety and productivity among the youth
in the slums. To address all the above outlined challenges, Frepals
have designed specific programmes to be implemented as a process
towards achieving the target goals.