Health
 Kenya
Project #5050

Supporting People with HIV/AIDS in Kenya

by ICA:UK
Vetted
Nov 7, 2012

Continuing the fight against stigma

Sharing stories is important to the struggle
Sharing stories is important to the struggle

Since the anti-stigma workshop in July, participants have been reporting on their increased confidence, their greater readiness to know and inform people of their status and their ability to stand up to and change some of the negative attitudes and behaviour they experience from family and friends.

One man reported on how his wife, when she learnt of his HIV+ status, also decided to go for testing and was found to be positive as well. Her mother, though, rebuked and criticised the couple until they were able to help her see the importance of knowing their status and of receiving the right treatment. Without it, they would not have lived as long as they have.

Such stories are common amongst the people living with HIV/AIDS and this project will continue to raise awareness and provide support to people both infected and affected by the disease. Often providing an opportunity for people to come together to share their stories and to learn from each other is enough to make a difference. Your ongoing support is vital in helping us to do this. 

Comments:

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

ICA:UK

Location: Manchester - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.ica-uk.org.uk/​
Project Leader:
Jonathan Dudding
London, United Kingdom

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

Still want to help?

Find another project in Kenya or in Health that needs your help.
Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.