People Living with HIV & AIDS

Esnart Ngulube is one of the three house beneficiaries under the Kataji Self Help Group. She now feels happy because her community accepts her.
Esnart Ngulube is one of the three house beneficiaries under the Kataji Self Help Group. She now feels happy because her community accepts her.

Esnart’s Dream

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In Zambia, men have most of the power. There has been an effort to gain greater influence for women’s rights, but it is difficult to incorporate programs that change traditional beliefs.

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A joyful Sister Act piece at OSF's 2013 Daedalus Project variety show. Photo: Jenny Graham
A joyful Sister Act piece at OSF's 2013 Daedalus Project variety show. Photo: Jenny Graham

Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Daedalus Project HIV & AIDS Benefit

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“We started this because we all had friends and family who were suffering. We are connected in so many ways to so many people. Daedalus is about remembering those we have lost. This applies to those we have lost everywhere. Daedalus is about ‘us’ in a larger sense.”
-Claudia Alick, Associate Producer, Community, Oregon Shakespeare Festival

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Maimounata Sawadogo cares for her family despite being HIV positive.
Maimounata Sawadogo cares for her family despite being HIV positive.

Regaining Hope

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Two years ago, Maimounata Sawadogo’s husband became sick and lost his job as an ambulance driver. Just at that time, she learned that she was HIV positive

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Tracking Vulnerability: Lessons Learned Using Vulnerability Indicators in the Gikongoro Food Security/HIV/AIDS Initiative in Rwanda

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This paper provides a brief overview of the use of two standard indicators (the quantitative Months of Adequate Household Food Provisioning [MAHFP] and the Food Security Community Capacity Index [FSCCI]) and one project specific vulnerability index indicator to assess and monitor vulnerability in the general project intervention area as a whole and particularly for HIV-affected households.

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