Visit to the HIV Mother's Group in Nairobi

Today was an emotionally difficult day. We went to the HIV mother's group. The women all shared their stories of how they were ostracized by their communities when their HIV status was revealed, how their children were treated poorly and how they internalized a terrible feeling of being stigmatized. Until they found each other, they felt they had no hope and no place in the world. It was at once extremely sad and wonderfully inspiring. Then we all danced to celebrate that we had found each other. It was powerful.

- Annie