The overall 5.1 percent of Tanzanians with the age between 15-49 years are HIV-positive. HIV prevalence is higher among women with 6.2 percent than among men with 3.8 percent (TACAIDS). HIV prevalence is higher in urban areas for both women and men than in rural areas. There is still a challenge of stigma where HIV AIDS affected people have lacked opportunities of engaging with others in development activities.
CCI realized the need for sensitizing and bring together people affected with HIV/AIDS with the aim of involving them in development activities. The programme has made them stronger than before because they have the opportunity to meet and share experience, help one another and engage themselves in various income generating activities.