Aug 6, 2018 by Raymond Mutava

Healthy and Living Positively, Thanks to Grain Amaranth!

UGANDA - Phiona Ayebazibwe, 33, is a mother of one living in Karujanga village in Katuna town council, Kabale district, Uganda. Phiona has HIV.

Mar 22, 2018 by Edward Okiror

Renewing the Mind

(UGANDA) Apai is a small fishing village in Uganda’s northeastern district of Kaberamaido. World Renew and our local partner, the Pentecostal Assemblies of God, work there to address the challenge of HIV and AIDS among over 490 households. Solomon Emyedu, 41, is a fisherman and lives with his wife Immaculate and their 11 children in Apai village.

Oct 11, 2017 by Christina de Jong

Changing the Story for Girls

This project, begun in 2015, introduces girls to peer mentors, our Stepping Stones Training (which includes life skills education and risk perception), and connects the girls to key messages around the risks of transactional sex. Some of the girls become peer mentors themselves, as you will see in this story by Faye Yu, World Renew program consultant in Malawi.

Sep 21, 2017 by Barbara Kayanja

"When I Disclosed My Status, I Was Free..."

Akello Rose is a widow, living with HIV. She has three children, two boys and one girl. She tells the story of how miserable life was after the loss of her husband. She was left with nothing and reduced to a beggar, begging for food, water, money to go to the hospital, money to feed and dress her children. She had no self-esteem and lacked the confidence to speak up before people in her community. She felt reduced to nothing.

May 9, 2017 by Sara Mahmood

West African Youth Make Strides in Health and Human Rights

Growing up in a low-income community in Senegal or Nigeria can too often mean a higher rate of early marriage, early pregnancy, or transmission of HIV or another sexually transmitted infection (STI). Sexual coercion and abuse are also common for young women, and the majority of young people aren’t educated on the use and benefits of contraception. Health and sexuality are not topics of discussion among youth and their parents, and financial worries often take precedence over health and well-being, particularly for young women.

Apr 18, 2017 by Jim Zylstra

New Power for Girls

Dar es Salaam is one of the fastest growing cities in Africa as well in the world, with an estimated population of 5M. The high rate of rural to urban migration results in unemployment, which leads many young girls and young women to engage in risky sex work to meet their financial needs.

Apr 14, 2017 by Raymond Mutava

Men Who Care

Throughout history and across the entire globe, a narrow idea of manliness has persisted. Being a man meant being fearless, worry-free, emotionless, invulnerable. Today there are still many cultures where men continue to adhere to this idea.

Apr 6, 2017 by Stephan Lutz

Stand for What is Just

Two sisters, Mary (age 6) and Joy (age 9), were raped by a man (age 20) in early October 2016 in rural Kenya. Their mother reported the case to the Kiganjo and Gatundu police stations almost immediately. The alleged rapist was arrested. However, the man’s relatives bribed the Kenyan police, and the perpetrator was released from police custody.

Feb 24, 2017 by Faye Yu

Thirty Minutes

We recently conducted a year-end evaluation of our HIV Innovation project in Malawi to learn more about the impact of our project working with young girls engaged in transactional sex.