Tagged: South Africa

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A caregiver, counselor, and role model, Itumeleng Modimola has nurtured a commitment to care for others into a sanctuary of support for families affected by HIV/AIDS in South Africa’s North West Province.

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South Africa’s health and social service system is unable to meet demands, so local organizations like Pholo Modi Wa Sechaba are working to fill the crucial gaps. Credit: Brett Eloff/Oxfam America

Local organizations help people with HIV and AIDS learn to live positively.

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HIV test at an Oxfam-supported organisation in Phalaborwa, South Africa. Credit: Gcina Ndwalene/Oxfam Australia

In South Africa, the government offers a disability grant which HIV-positive patients can apply for. However, reliance on the grants means recipients have sometimes been willing to take risks with their health to ensure continued eligibility.

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Working together develops the capacity of women to campaign for better living. Credit: Paul Weinberg/Oxfam

Intricate hand-embroidered textiles are brightening the lives of hundreds of South African women affected by HIV. Working together on the quilt helps the women develop bonds and forms part of their emotional support.

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