NAKALANZI VERONICA

I am the last-born of 11 children of my father, Francis Bunnya. My father is HIV+, and my mother was HIV+ too. She died in 2001 when I was still a young girl. I obtained my name from my elder sister Veronica Nakalanzi who also died of AIDS. When my father was diagnosed HIV+ life was not easy at home. But thank God my auntie Dr Noerine Kaleeba used to buy ARVs for my father and paid school fees for every family member. She introduced us to KLC. I finished my primary and secondary levels. This year, God willing, I will complete my high school and join university next year. Many of us from...

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NAMUSWE DESIRE

I am the daughter of the late Mayumba David and Reginah Mayanja. I have a sister called Nanyose Sharon. I am 20 years old. I stay in Takkajunge with my grandmother, Noerine Kaleeba who takes good care of me and my sister. Thanks to her I have managed to be a responsible girl because she really helped in teaching me a lot. If it were not for her, I don’t know what would have become of me with the death of my beloved mother. RIP. I am a second year student in Uganda Christian University doing a bachelor degree in mass communication. Thanks to KLC I have managed to go this far because they have...

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NAKAYENGA SUSAN

I am aged 17 and in senior four at Mt St Henry’s High School, Mukono. My father died of HIV when I was too young and I don’t remember him. I stay at Seeta Nazigo with my mother, Nakajjubi Florence, and two sisters and two brothers. Aunt Dr. Noerine Kaleeba did not let us down. She organized my secondary school education and also introduced me to KLC, and this brought a better me. I was introduced to retreats and career days where I chose to be a counselor, for which I need to be confident and friendly. To achieve my dream I have to balance my subjects and learn languages. I am working hard to...

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