TB Photovoice

The mission of TB Photovoice is to facilitate the use images, stories and dialogue to elevate the voices of individuals directly impacted by tuberculosis so that they as well as their communities can improve their overall health.
Apr 9, 2012

Recognition of our Work Together

TBPV participant&board vice pres. Rachel Orduno
TBPV participant&board vice pres. Rachel Orduno

Dear TB Photovoice friends,

 We know you believe that the work TB Photovoice does is important to the individuals and communities we assist around the world.  This week we are honored to share that this belief has being validated in the global HIV/AIDS community.  TB Photovoice has been selected to participate in the  XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012)in Washington D.C., July 22-27, 2012. We will be part of the "Global Village," a diverse and vibrant space where community gathers from all over the world to meet, share and learn from each other. It is a space for community to demonstrate the application of science and good leadership. It is also a space that invites conference participants to see how science translates into community action and intervention. Since TB is the leading cause of death among those living with HIV, and many of our groups support those co-infected with TB and HIV, this opportunity is the perfect fit for TB Photovoice.

The Global Village promotes networking between north and south, east and west and provides a space for displays, discussions and performances from throughout the world. The Global Village is open to the general public and conference delegates and admission is free.  TB Photovoice will be provide an information table and be featured in the art gallery area.  Together with our  partners from Project Concern International,  we will display photos and narratives from our various photovoice groups.  If you happen to be in DC during this time or know of friends in the DC area, please come and  join us!

 On the Kenyan front, our partners at TB ACTION Group in Nairobi are figuring out the logistics of creating a sustainable group and are working hard to move the project forward.  No one said that creating a TB Photovoice group is an easy process!   It take perseverance, flexibility and commitment to see a project through.  We are learning many lessons from our Kenyan partners and continue to support them so that they can reach out to their TB impacted community.

We are completing our strategic plan and gearing up for our 2012 development campaign.  Thank you to those who are considering becoming TB Photovoice monthly donors.  Your contributions are a wonderful gift and we are honored to have you along with us on our journey to lift the voices and messages of persons impacted by TB around the world.

All the best to you,


Teresa Rugg




Jan 12, 2012

Happy new year and looking to an active 2012!

Happy new year friends of TB Photovoice,

Thank you all for your tremendous support during the past year.  It is your kindness and compassion that allows TB Photovoice to do the work that raises the voices of persons affected by tuberculosis around the globe.

This past year we had many accomplishments that we are proud of as a new and small, but mighty, nonprofit!  Here are just a few highlights: 

  • With the incredible talents of website builder/designer Jose Sosa of Marysville, Washington, we launched our new website www.tbphotovoice.org.  We continue to update the site and are using more social networking tools to keep in touch with the TB community.  
  • TB Photovoice partnered with TB ACTION Group of Kenya for a week training on the photovoice method.  The intention of the TB ACTION Group is to implement a TB photovoice project in the city of Nakuru.  They have recruited their participants and are awaiting resources from another partner organization.  We are confident that 2012 will foster in a successful group in Nakuru. Thank you all for providing the resources to make this training possible!
  • Our TB Photovoice Board of Directors began the process of creating a solid strategic plan for our organization. The plan is in its final stages and you will see more about this in the coming weeks on our website.
  • Relationship building has always been a strength for our organization.  We continue to network with TB organizations from around the world, learning from their experiences and sharing our insights.  

We are looking forward to sharing more good news during 2012 and those successes are your successes!  Thank you for being an integral part of TB Photovoice.

All the best,

Teresa Rugg


Oct 11, 2011

Laying the ground work for Kenyan TB Photovoice

Hello TB Photovoice family,

I wanted to share with you the progress of the Kenyan TB Photovoice project since I am sure you are excited to hear how things are shaping up since our training in September.  Our partners at TB ACTION Group are truly making great efforts to implement the project.  So far, the group facilitator Alice Opiyo has recruited 12 participants, each of whom have personal experiences with TB and HIV.  They have chosen to conduct two groups,  6 participants in each, with a great mix of men and women, as well as age groups represented.  TB ACTION Group is also working on building their Advisory Committee so that they can share their images and stories with a broad representation of their community.  We are so impressed by their commitment and dedication to this project.

We are equally impressed with your commitment and dedication to TB Photovoice.  Next week on October 19, you will have the opportunity to stay involved with TB Photovoice by supporting us through the GlobalGiving Bonus Day.   GlobalGiving.org is matching at 30% all online donations up to $1,000 per donor per project!  There is $100,000 available in matching funds starting at 12:01 am EDT. Simply go to TB Photovoice and GlobalGiving to help make a difference.

We truly could not have provided the TB ACTION Group the essential photovoice training without your support throughout the past year so we know you understand how important sustainable funding is to TB Photovoice. Thank you so much for your support and action.

In partnership,

Teresa Rugg


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