Please tell a story about a time when a person or organization tried to help someone or change something in your community:

My Friend Who Was Forced To Get Married And Got Infected With Hiv/aids

One time there was a friend of mine who lost all her parents. She did was left with her auntie in Bwaise - Kampala district. We used to study together in the same class. She was very bright but fortunately she did not finish her studies due to lack of enough funds. Her auntie told her to stop and get a man to marry her. By then she was 15 years old. Since her auntie was too greedy for money and wealth. She got her an old Hajji who had 3 wives and my friend became the 4th wife. They did not go for blood test. Finding out the man she got married to was infected with the HIV/AIDS. My friend told me what happened and we decided to go to to TASO since she had been infected too.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: TASO organization: The AIDS support organization

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  • This story makes me feel angry
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to respect
  • This story relates to freedom
  • I heard what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to friends

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Bwaise, Kampala, Uganda
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