HIV/AIDS has a devastating effect on families.
Kawempe Home Care (KHC) is a community based organisation in Uganda that provides
holistic home care to people living with TB, HIV /AIDS and or cancer and it is committed
to preventing the further spread of TB and HIV in the community. KHC is unique in
its approach, providing not only the medical treatment but psychological, emotional
and social support for clients they treat.
‘I went first to the hospital but if it’s not your day nobody cares
for you. I wasn’t getting better, but thanks to God I met Joyce from KHC.
I am still quiet weak but the doctor from KHC comes to visit me at home three times
per month. People at KHC do their work with one heart, and you do not find such
a place anywhere else.’
Ruth is HIV positive and has two children
'One day volunteers from KHC came to our place as someone told them that my husband
and I were HIV positive and they came to see if we were alright. Soon we realised that the
best thing for us was to start taking the treatments from KHC. When ever I
need assistance I receive it.’
Prossy & her husband are HIV positive. They have 7 children.
‘The biggest problem I had was Derek not going to school. However, Kawempe
Home Care is paying for his school fees and now he can attend classes. He is very
happy and I am happy too.'
Rebecca looks after her grandson Derek who was born HIV positive
Let these people tell you their story
KHC has had a very busy 2013 and we are extremely grateful to our friends and partners for their continued support. Our latest newsletter highlights some of the activites. We hope you enjoy reading it.
How you can help:
If you would like to become involved with the work that Kawempe Home Care is doing in the community there are many ways you can assist us to ensure that this important work continues. You could: