Friday, December 21, 2007

Lea Toto (In Swahili: 'To Bring Up the Child')



Lea Toto is a community outreach program associated with The Nyumbani orphanage. It supports families affected by HIV in the surrounding Nairobi communities. The program includes free medical care, family counseling, HIV transmission and prevention education, door-to-door counseling and promotes awareness and behavioral changes. These photos exemplify the despair shown by so many and my moment of joy as I held a lfie that had been rescued. My visit, arranged by SR Little started in the clinic where parents (primarily mothers) were coming with their children for treatment. Many for the first time. The staff were cheerful and hopeful, perhaps because they knew with proper medication these children would have a chance to survive.

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