We are pleased to tell you the latest news of the MAMA+ project and thank you for your support and confidence.
We will begin our narrative with a story of a family that enrolled in the project this October.
Elizaveta was recommended to contact the MAMA+ project by a staff member of the City AIDS Center. Liza has two children: Aleksander is three years old; his younger brother Ilia, unfortunately, has a confirmed HIV+ status. The boy is only 5 months of age. He was born with medical problems and has been staying in the hospital almost all the time since his birth. Elizaveta is torn between her two children. She is alone taking care of the boys. Her only source of support is her elderly mother: sometimes the woman looks after the older child and provides material assistance to Liza, giving her a part of her pension.
As Liza was continuously experiencing stress, her health status deteriorated, and in early December 2020, she was hospitalized for a long examination, tests and treatment. Presently all childcare was put on her mother’s shoulders. MAMA+ staff are supporting the family, bringing baby formulas, baby care items, and food packets. The grandmother is also in need of psychological assistance. The project staff members visit Ilia in the hospital, providing him with diapers, clothes and special curative mixtures (breast milk substitutes). Elizaveta loves her children so much, and she is worried by this situation.
We hope Elizaveta will get well soon, and her son Ilia will return home. Now the baby is in acute need with baby formulas, diapers, baby care items and clothes.
Let us help this family together. They need your support.
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In December, our partners – makeup designers from the cosmetics brand •• – conducted a workshop of beauty of health for women affected by the problem of HIV. This year, due to the pandemic, we were not able to organize the World AIDS Day action in our traditional format. However, our friends found a solution by preparing wonderful videos for women. These are video workshops on makeup that the women could watch staying at home.
We are sure that such events enable HIV-affected women to feel support, believe in themselves and feel confident about the future.
We are grateful to all supporting us in supporting HIV-affected women and children.