“The WFP estimates that 40% of Swaziland’s population ages 15-49 is infected with HIV. Most can’t work the fields or do other work to earn money to support their families or pay for treatment. That means infected people die relatively soon. So a country with a population of a little more than 1 million has to find food for about 80,000 AIDS orphans.” Full article here…
We’re just about to begin a new “container project” here at Trinity. We’ll be gathering up more comfort packs for people dying of HIV and AIDS in Swaziland – and this time we’ll be including, what we hope will be, a turn-key computer learning lab.
But all this is just a drop in the bucket. The words quoted above are a stark reminder of how great and difficult the challenge is that confronts us all.
(Via USA Today.)