Our economic empowerment programs have helped community members become financially independent and overcome the challenges of poverty and unemployment. We have equipped members with skills such as cake baking and brick making to enable members to build their own business and support themselves independently.
The cake making project alone has equipped over 200 members with basic skills in bridal cake making.
HIV/AIDS Testing and Counseling (HTC)
We have increased community access to HIV/AIDS education by partnering with health providers to distribute health education services. We provide weekly HTC, STI, and TB screenings across the region to reach those who are in need.
MRF has offered HIV/AIDS positive services to over 30 men who have sex with men. These people are put on medication and are on minimum supervision and care.
We hold quarterly personal and digital training sessions to discuss how to minimize the risks of discrimination and harassment in the larger community.
Our training sessions have benefited 120+ community members on how to safely live day-to-day by learning ways of communicating with one another and using of keywords that refer to another word. These security training sessions have reduced brutal arrests by the police and mob justice attacks.
Condom and Lubricants Distribution
We provide condom and lubricant distribution services to promote safe sex within the community. This program ensures that 75% of the rural LGBTQ community has access to birth control.
We document violence and health issues so that they are not forgotten. We respond to all human rights violations to protect the community that we serve.