Kizito (Mgr. at RuLiv) took us on another field trip today. We met the Home Based Care team. Sweetness (leader of the team) and her team help, educate, coach and advise people who have HIV or have sexually been assaulted. Her own aunt has died due to AIDS. One of her team members told us that she joined the HBC because she's HIV infected herself. Alcohol and rape is another big issue. The team told us about people in their neighborhood are screaming left and right during the night. It's a mess, Sweetness said. They also miss financial support. But they bring in whatever they can.
Video "Screams in the night"
Listening to Sweatness really touches me. It makes such a big difference as to just read it at home in the newspaper while sitting in a nice, safe and cozy room. Kizito suggested to create a Website for HBC so that others have access to what Sweetness' team does. ... but maybe we can do more?
Take a look at the blog entry of my colleague Melissa