Taita is a region in Kenya located in the southeastern part of the country, within Taita-Taveta County, located approximately 124 miles (200 km) northwest of Mombasa, and 223 miles (360 km) southeast of Nairobi, it is a port and major gateway to the United Republic of Tanzania. The population of Taita consists of various ethnic groups, including the Taita, who are the indigenous people of the area. Other ethnic groups such as the Kamba, Kikuyu, and Luo also reside in the region.
Taita is situated in a mountainous area, with the Taita Hills being a prominent feature. The region is known for its scenic beauty, including lush greenery, forests, and wildlife. Agriculture is the mainstay of the economy in Taita, with subsistence farming being practiced by many residents. Common crops grown in the area include maize, beans, fruits, and vegetables. Livestock rearing is also prevalent, with cattle, goats, and poultry being raised.
People live in Upper Taita.
Live in extreme poverty, making less than $57 a month.
People living with HIV in Upper Taita.
Upper Taita WEEP Center was started in 2012 as a Self Help Group and in 2015 it was registered as a Community Based Organization. 57 mothers have gone through the program and their 164 children have benefitted.
Lizie Shighare Mwandembo
Assistant Center Coordinator
Jane Mshai Ndirangu