Project #3724

Support AIDS-Affected Households with Food

by Rakai Community Based AIDS Organization
Sep 12, 2011

Food security promotes adherence to ARVs

Theresa with her youngest daughter
Theresa with her youngest daughter

´╗┐RACOBAOm with support from GlobalGving, supports PLHIV breast feeding mothers on Anti Retroviral Therapy.  Theresa Namusonko is one of the women being supported by RACOBAO with funding from GlobalGiving.

The PLHIV mothers are always single mothers who are solely responsible to fend for their families. " Having been assured of food for me and my family, I got the courage to effectively continue taking my drugs" Theresa said.

Theresa's story;

Theresa, 34, with a family of 5 children was widowed in 2008 after her husband succumbed to HIV and AIDS.  Theresa started Antiretoviral treatment as soon as she had started receiving antenatal services for her last pregnancy from Lyantonde hospital but her main challege was feeding her family because she was always weak and unable to fend for her family.  "What depressed me was inadequate food for me and my children yet taking my drugs required alot of good feeding for me which I could not afford.  After getting the food relief from RACOBAO my mind settled and I was able to plan for other sources of sustaining food security in my family and presently I have a cassava garden"

Theresa attributes her adherence to ART, to the food support she got from RACOBAO.  "After getting rice and maize flour I was assured of food for my family and this has encouraged me to take my drugs" a delighted Theresa says


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Rakai Community Based AIDS Organization

Location: Lyantonde, NA - Uganda
Project Leader:
Stephen Ssenkima
Lyantonde, Uganda

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