December 1, 2003 4:04 AM   Subscribe

In Uganda, 1.7 million children have been orphaned by Aids - a tenth of the world's total. Here is one woman's story. If you do not have the time to read through the article, please consider a visit to www.sendacow.org.uk, the charity mentioned in the article.
posted by davehat (4 comments total)
Ooops. That should be www.sendacow.org.uk
posted by davehat at 4:05 AM on December 1, 2003

I hear about Uganda directly from my parents,who are doing volunteer work there, and it sounds immensely trying. Mum is involved in administering anti-retroviral drugs to pre and post natal women. Dad is running the hospital where she's based. Money is tight and the job is quite a challenge.

I'm going out there next June and will try to document what I can so I can take it back to Europe and tell people what it's like.
posted by tomcosgrave at 4:15 AM on December 1, 2003

tomcosgrave - that's a good thing to do. You and your parents have my deep respect.
posted by troutfishing at 5:32 AM on December 1, 2003

http://www.heifer.org/ is a source for sending an animal if you live in the US.
posted by HogarthNH at 10:42 AM on December 1, 2003

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