Majwala Vincent aged 41 years married with one wife(Namatimba Janipher), live as discordant couple with 4 children. Vincent and his wife are living with HIV and are currently on ARVs. Vincent has been on treatment for the last 4 years but with serious complications due to lack of adequate food. RACOBAO with the support from Global Giving supported this family with maize flour which has greatly changed the family life of the members.
Vincent says, “I always got complications with the drugs, I think this was due to poor feeding because I could only have one meal a day and I also fed my family on dry tea without sugar. This weakened my life. However, I learnt of RACOBAO through a friend that they are supporting people living with HIV and I approached them and they supported me with 50kilograms of maize flour. This restored my hope. The maize flour I got supported me a lot, I made porridge and posho which greatly helped my life in taking ARVs and made me gain strength. As soon as my life improved I was able to work for my family through growing enough food crops for both consumption and sale, and I was also able to look after my goats which have multiplied and I can now cater for my family basic needs in terms of food and others.”
Thanks to GlobalGiving to enable RACOBAO support such families of People Living with HIV (PLWHIV). Such people, when they are not supported, they tend to drop out on drugs due to complications from poor feeding.
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Rakai Community Based AIDS Organization
Lyantonde, NA - Uganda
Project Leader: Stephen Ssenkima
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