Organization Supports Zimbabwean Women Affected by HIV/AIDS
April 19, 2011
University of Pennsylvania graduate student Jennifer Kyker leads an organization that provides comprehensive educational support to young Zimbabwean women affected by HIV/AIDS.
Kyker made a friend in Blantina Chauruka, whose family played host to her as a teen. "As young teenage girls, Blantina and I shared similar hopes and dreams despite our different backgrounds," said Kyker. But Chauruka's father then died of AIDS, disrupting the family and forcing Blantina to leave school and become a maid. Kyker helped her return to school, sowing the seeds of Tariro.
03.28.2011; Trishula Patel
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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