Furaha is from the Jomvu area in Miritini station and is aged 13 years and is in class 6 at Kwa Jomvu Primary School, thanks to you. She has 4 brothers as follows; Charo who was trained by the AIDS orphans project as a mechanic and is looking for job. John – dropped out of school last year in class 4. Jumaa who is in class 2 at the same school with Furaha and Joshua, who is in class 1 at Nuru Academy. The 2 sisters are Tabu who is married and Asha who is in class 2 in the same school with Furaha.
Furaha is HIV positive and taking her drugs from Mikindani Clinic (supported by AFCA) .Her mother Jumwa Katana is a widow and is also attending clinic at Mikindani because she is HIV+ as well.
Furaha has been very active in the senior kids support group at the clinic. She has benefitted with education given in the group like adherence, disclosure and personal health .She keeps herself neat and her work is organized. Heradherence is also good and she has disclosed her status to her family members at large. Her school attendance has been quite well and her performance also. Early this year her remedial dues were paid and her family was happy about it. The teachers are helping her to catch up with the hard subjects so that she can perform well in the exams. Her family is staying in their own house and has benefitted with trainings on nutrition, education on minor illnesses and how to maintain their environment. They were provided with mosquito nets to prevent themselves from malaria.
Furaha would not have a future were it not for AFCA and donors who've taken her on and who've helped her get back to school. With little income, Furaha's mom could not afford to send all her children to school, so the gift of education is huge for Furaha. This is why she takes her classes serioulsy and why she is determined to excel. Watch out for her - she is going to do something amazing one day!
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