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October 15, 2008 3:32 PM   Subscribe

AIDS Orphans in Kenya: a disturbing video report about the lives of Kenyan children forced to live on the street after their parents die of AIDS. The Kibera Slum where the disease spreads like fire and the incredible follow-up story, all submitted to raise awareness about poverty.
posted by Surfin' Bird (5 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
Thank you for posting this. I am sadder, but need reminding.
posted by ltracey at 4:29 PM on October 15, 2008


Oh my god, that change in Mike. This as a whole was incredibly sobering.
posted by thatbrunette at 8:53 PM on October 15, 2008


Thanks for posting. This makes metafilter better.
posted by stet at 10:32 PM on October 15, 2008


Whoa.

Thanks for the post.
posted by captainsohler at 10:49 PM on October 15, 2008


I can't watch video at work, but I saw a report about AIDS orphans several years ago and it just tore me up. There was a boy whose mother was extremely sick, and he was forced to work to feed his 2 younger siblings.

He was seven years old.
posted by desjardins at 8:03 AM on October 16, 2008


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