These two stories were given to us by Mr. Alex Magaga, Chairman of Lake Victoria Children's organization.
Pendo is living with HIV/AIDS. She lives in Bulamba village. On learning of her status, her husbands family rejected her when her husband died of HIV/AIDS. She slept in a dark corner at the far end of her father-in-laws house with her three children, Octavian, Elizabeth and Antony. She felt ill all of the time because she wasn't getting treatment.
The LVC ambassador in the area learnt of her state, and offered support in the form of counseling, sharing experiences and meeting costs for her to get to hospital for treatment. "My life has completely turned around, previously I felt ill all of the time, but now I am fine". Pendo has now moved out of her husbands family house with her children, she rents a small house in the same village where she is happy and her children now go to school. She sells fish in a daily evening local market to support her children. "I really appreciate LVC's help", says Pendo.
LVC is still working with the family and supplies exercise books and pencils etc. to the children.