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Aug 02nd, 2010
Promise’s Story

On wounded days, when the wind blows cold against my back, I remember Promise. Promise Maphosa was born in the emerald mountains of Swaziland. Here in the little southern African country which has gained infamy as having the world’s highest …

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Aug 02nd, 2010
Nonhle’s Story

An email home during November 2006: In the midst of the struggle and heartbreak, a few shining lights of hope and renewal persist through the despair to pave the road for the orphans and vulnerable children of Swaziland….this is one …

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Aug 02nd, 2010
A Memory that Lingers

I was in Swaziland in 2005/2006 working on a project to improve antiretroviral uptake and compliance. There are several memories that stick in my mind and make me well up, but make me driven to want to do more in …

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Aug 02nd, 2010
The Gift of Empty Handedness

I recently read an article about a black South African woman who was running an orphanage for children whose parents had fallen victim to HIV/AIDS. She was being interviewed for a television program and the interviewer asked her about her …

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Aug 02nd, 2010
What We Can

What We Can I write these words from the veterinary clinic which doubles as an internet café. Outside the air is alive with red dust and the strident calls of densely peopled buses and street vendors. It is summer, wet …

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