The Nineveh Project is a Grace Project that was founded in response to the growing menace of HIV/AIDS among the Nigerian populace. At the time of its inception in 2003, many Nigerians were still living either in total ignorance of the situation or in stack denial of its prevalence around them. This led largely to the alarming rate of infection that ensued and was running out of hand, especially in the metropolitan cities and was worst of all along the major national roads and their satellite villages and towns.
A lot has been done since then by various agencies, both governmental and non-governmental, as well as national and international, to rein-in this huge information deficiency, yet most of these efforts are carried out in the big cities, almost completely leaving out most rural dwellers who are entirely in the dark over the situation and the realities of its transmission and most of all, the management of those already affected by HIV/AIDS.
Many PLWHIV (People Living With HIV) are still bitterly discriminated against, marginalized and in some cases literally ostracized from their community; some medical doctors in private clinics, would not dare touch people who tested positive to HIV, not even accident victims at the point of death, but would rather refer them to a government hospital which may not be anywhere within reach.
The Nineveh Project was born to address the growing need for community awareness and assistance to PLWHIV around the 9th Mile Corner Area of Enugu state of Nigeria, and its satellite community. Since its birth, it has been growing fast and extending its coverage nationally and internationally.
9th Miles is a very popular gateway town and a confluence of Major National Trunk A roads linking Western cities and the Midwest to the East and south and the far northern regions of Nigeria.
Truckers and busses stop over to refuel and ease themselves. Prostitution is rife in the area and is fed by droves of poor girls, most of whom are still minors, moving out from their remote villages in search of a better life and support for their poor families. Some were either lured unwillingly or forcefully by family members or friends while others were contracted by innkeepers at a wage.
Therefore, it is not surprising that it appears as one of the key hot spots of high rate of HIV infection on the national scale compared to other similar locations of its kind along the Northern Road, such as Uboloafor, Oturkpo, Laffia, Lokoja, etc.
Our Mission was and still is to reach the immediate communities around these hot spots as we grow and expand nationally and internationally.