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World AIDS Day stories

This week we bring you three more new stories to mark World AIDS Day. A common theme in these stories is raising awareness and telling your story, whether this be through theatre, forming a group, or simply talking to your neighbours and friends about your experience with HIV and AIDS.

Last week we received news from one of our broadcasting partners, the Ugunja Community Resource Centre, about floods in their region of Kenya. Read more in our first story. We wish them well as they assist communities in need.

In a small town in Guinea, one organisation is using theatre as a way to reach people with information about HIV transmission. Theatre can be a non-confrontational and light-hearted way of dealing with a difficult topic, and results are being seen.

Roselyne Rajwero, from Kenya, lost hope when she was diagnosed HIV positive. But she found the courage to approach others and form a support group. They now successfully raise and market chickens together.

In our third story, Collen Banda from Zambia tells us how his life has changed since his diagnosis. He tries to maintain a healthy diet and wants his story to be heard.

-The Farm Radio Weekly team

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