Partnering for Maximum Impact
I visited one of our projects located about half an hour outside of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. We were met by a group of strong, kind-hearted ladies who belonged to a community that had been heavily affected by HIV/AIDS. The aim of this project was to establish a support network for members of the community and provide education on ways of reducing the spread of HIV/AIDS amongst the populace. Early each morning, all the women within the community would walk for hours into the hillsides to collect huge bundles of sticks, which they would carry back to the village to earn a modest income. During the day the men remained in the village to care for the children while weaving intricate scarves and garments on their old wooden looms. It was a truly humbling experience to see the strength and fortitude of these remarkable individuals who are, against all odds, living positively.
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Colin Webb is Digital Director for Legatum