Noonkopir Afya Foundation (NAF) was started in the year 2011 and licensed by the Non-Governmental Board (NGO) registration No. OP.218/051/11 -064/7533 as a health (Afya in swahili) foundation. The Mandate of the Foundation is to promote access to healthcare information, preventive counseling, rehabilitative and referral services. Our non-discriminatory approach to healthcare provides inclusiveness for different demographics both in urban and peri-urban areas with focus on the Maasai Community where the Foundation has its roots with possibilities of expanding to other counties in future.
NAF is situated in Kitengela Town, Kajiado East Constituency, Kajiado County. It resides a 200m off the Namamga Road that heads to Tanzania and 35km from the Capital City, Nairobi. Kitengela ward has a population 30,663 (Approx.) with an area of 102.90Sq. Km (InformationCradle-2018). The population is a mix of different ethnic backgrounds from the entire country. Kitengela town witnessed a population explosion in the early 2000’s driven by two primal needs – Work and Cheaper Shelter due to its proximity to Nairobi. The government had demarcated an industrial zone between Athi River and Kitengela known as the EPZ Zone mainly to setup factories to take advantage of the AGOA treaty with the United States. As such, a majority of residents in the town work in these factories or as artisans (jua kali) and in the local quarries.
The Foundation is a non-profit entity and unaffiliated to politics. NAF is the brain-child of Mawepi Medical & HIV/Aids Centre, which is a Community Based Organisation (CBO) that started operations in 2002 offering Curative, Family Planning, Ante-Natal, Child Welfare, Voluntary Counseling & Testing HIV/AIDS, Laboratory, Maternity, Minor-Surgery, Home-Based Care and Outreach Services. The Centre also has a Care programme for persons living positively.
The idea to begin Noonkopir Afya Foundation was an epiphany by the Founder who realized it was far greater to prevent diseases through education and counseling on lifestyle choices than treat the resulting lifetime conditions.
To promote access to healthcare services among the poor people living in urban and peri-urban settlements.
To provide promotive, preventive, curative counselling and rehabilitative health services.
J. Wanderi - CEO, Tunza Kenya
We have had a good partnership with Mawepi/Noonkopir in spearheading child health, HIV/AIDS support and reproductive health campaigns among the residents of Kajiado County.
Peter Musau - Govt Community Health Co-ordinator
Noonkopir has been consistent in mobilizing, training and dispensing of healthcare solutions to low income residents of Kitengela. With proper record keeping and adherence to government rules and regulations..
Patricia Naputuni - Client
My family and I have been seeking services from Mawepi for the past 10years. They have proven to be reliable and cost effective for people who cant afford private insurance or trips to government hospitals