Sarah Acuda, Uganda

Sarah Acuda – Saving other moms from the fear of passing HIV to their children Sarah Acuda is a widow and mother in Boro Boro, Uganda. After her husband died in 2007, she was persuaded by neighbours to be tested for HIV. At the time, testing was not available at…

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Hellen Adong, Uganda

Hellen is already 50 years old, but still has six children in her care. She, like so many women in her community, has taken in orphaned children and is working hard to ensure that they have a chance at a bright and happy future. In 2010, Hellen was struggling to…

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A Home for Hope

Picture a place close to home. Where all members of the community are welcome. Where neighbours come together to provide support to one another and tackle challenges. The Harvey Friesen Memorial Centre – affectionately known by the community as the ‘Home of Hope’ – is CAPAIDS Uganda’s operational headquarters. Located…

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Molly Okello – Uganda

Molly Okello lives in Aboke, northern Uganda with her husband Oscar and their baby girl. Since both have lost parents, they also care for seven younger brothers and sisters – a big responsibility for the young couple. Imagine, in their early thirties, a young married couple here in Canada might…

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