Living in the knowledge that your mother will die of AIDS

Living in the knowledge that your mother will die of AIDSHow does a child begin to understand that her mother is going to die because of AIDS? This is the story of the Letsoalo children, who live in the village of Segoreya, Mentz, outside Pietersburg in the Northern Province. The head of this family is a young, unemployed, widowed HIV-positive mother. She lives with her five children in a one-roomed corrugated iron house. Like many other families in South Africa who have someone who is HIV-positive, the Letsoalo's experience rejection in their community. And it is the children who suffer the most. This audio report is in Sesotho.

How does a child begin to understand that her mother is going to die because of AIDS? This is the story of the Letsoalo children, who live in the village of Segoreya, Mentz, outside Pietersburg in the Northern Province. The head of this family is a young, unemployed, widowed HIV-positive mother. She lives with her five children in a one-roomed corrugated iron house. Like many other families in South Africa who have someone who is HIV-positive, the Letsoalo’s experience rejection in their community. And it is the children who suffer the most. This audio report is in Sesotho.

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This audio report is in Sesotho.

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