The population in Homa Bay County are mainly Luo and devout Christians of different denominations. For many, God comes first, all else is secondary. This is deeply rooted in much of their actions and the support they give one another. They are guided by the principles of community minded individuals in tandem with an agarian society's mindset where no one can till nor harvest the land on their own.
"‹There is a high percentage of orphans in the Homa Bay County area. This is due to the HIV/AIDS epidemic where many of the middle generation was affected. HIV/AIDS clinics and mobile clinics have been set up throughout the region which has alleviated the stigma associated with the disease. However, the spread of the disease is continuous which leaves many orphaned. Several of the womens group and others with big hearts take it upon themselves to care for the orphans. Few are also selected by Upendo and supported through mentorship, food support and/or scholarships through overseas partnerships. The common goal of members in the community to bridge the poverty gap also drives them to colllaborate with one another in identifying needs and how to give support to the disadvantaged.