About Us – Providing treatment, love & support to families affected by HIV/AIDS.
The seed of Keep a Child Alive was sown in Kenya in 2002. Royalties from Leigh Blake’s previous fundraiser, Red Hot & Blue, built the AIDS Research and Family Care Clinic in Mombasa. A woman named Anne walked in to the clinic, desperate to obtain the anti-retroviral drugs her three-year-old son Brine needed to survive. At the time the medication’s high cost was an impossible dream for most Africans to afford, and Leigh was so moved by this woman and her courage that she decided to pay for them.
Word of the children’s desperate need for medication spread among Leigh’s friends and colleagues, and soon they were offering to do the same. Alicia Keys passion for the issue drove her to become our first Global Ambassador.
A decade later, with over 9,000 children and family members on ARV treatment, more than 300,000 people served where we work, orphan care projects in Africa and India receiving our support, and major clinic sites in expansion, Keep a Child Alive is making a direct impact in the lives of so many who need help.