Prior to living at Flying Kites, she had been staying with her aunt Mary, a single mother struggling to provide for her own two sons, overwhelmed by Winnie's HIV+ status and looking to find a better solution for the over-burdened family. We took Winnie in. How could we not?
I am not the only bride who has more important things on her mind than finding a florist. There are woman around the world fighting against injustice and on the move who are falling in love, getting married and making a life for themselves without the benefit of a Vera Wang.
When I saw this little boy's photos in my inbox, I was eager to learn about this child. He was sweet and shiny and alert, just a few months old, and I felt hopeful for a moment. Then I read the social history.
I spent nine days in Malawi trying to turn deformed maize, witchcraft, and HIV into catalysts of change. Join me and my Face-to-Face AIDS Project and see how our ideas of charity evolve with on-the-ground experiences.
There's a statement you'll hear everyday in Malawi. "After all, this is Africa..." is said in response to anything that's slow, late, malfunctioning, isn't rational, isn't sensible, is puzzling, perplexing, or absurd.