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HEART is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to empowering the people of Africa to Survive and Thrive beyond the HIV/AIDS pandemic through facilitating integrated collaborative projects such as: HIV prevention education messages combating the spread of HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria, and Typhoid; developing economic infrastructure, gender equality, leadership development, and building capacity for good governance and by working closely with local leaders (teachers, pastors, chiefs etc.) in establishing “Community Based Organizations” (CBO) at the grass roots level. HEART assists these CBO’s to launch sustainable micro-enterprise projects which empower those affected by HIV/AIDS to care for themselves, and the orphaned and vulnerable children of their families and villages. The ministry provides hope and empowerment to over 100,000 people in Kenya through their innovative projects including WEEP (Women’s Equality and Empowerment Project), Freedom For Girls, and Kids For School. Vickie Winkler is the Executive Director and founded H.E.A.R.T. in the year 2000.