Wachapakazi

Wachapakazi

Entrepreneurship as prevention from HIV ‘There is nothing you will gain from not working hard. If you want to be successful, then you have to work hard and whilst at it…work smart!” This advice is from Simon Komba, Chairperson of a self-help...

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Ruth Erasto

Ruth Erasto

Cheated by the witch-doctors, saved by the program FOR those who have studied history in the syllabuses of the Tanzanian education, they have pretty much heard of Kinjekitile Ngwale and the Maji Maji War. The famous Kinjekitile was a witchdoctor...

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Pamoja Tuwalee

Pamoja Tuwalee

Council hails partnership with KIHUMBE The Mbeya District Council is in the process of distributing Community Health Fund (CHF) cards to identified Most Vulnerable Children. The process follows some advocacy campaigns to the Council, starting...

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Meshack Filipo

Meshack Filipo

The man who used to be ashamed of himself MeshackFilipo is a charming young man who found himselffeeling ashamed for a long time and running away from his friends. They laughed at him, they ridiculed him, and made fun of him whenever they were...

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John Mwashimba

John Mwashimba

The man who knows what stigma means “I have been ridiculed. I have been insulted. I have been looked down on. I have been humiliated. “ These are painful words coming out of John Mwashimba, a 50 year old man who experienced stigma from those who...

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Isaya Dickson: A Mechanic with a Purpose

Isaya Dickson: A Mechanic with a Purpose

WHEN Isaya Dickson studied to be a mechanic two years ago, he thought he had gained something that would help him be allowed to fix cars straight away. However, when he tried entering the job market, he realized how wrong he was. In short, nobody...

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Hyazint Komba and  Tatu Simon

Hyazint Komba and Tatu Simon

The Tailoring Centre with a Lot to Offer In the dusty streets of Mbeya City, the weather is changing. Residents are busy adapting to the ending winter, thus embracing the approaching warmer season with new outfits to suit their purpose. To...

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Fulgensia Segenya

Fulgensia Segenya

EIGHT years ago when she went for medical checkup and was diagnosed with HIV, her first reaction was shock, and her second was regret. Shock because she did not expect to be infected, and regret because everyone around her denounced her. All she...

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Felix Atanas: The Proud Mechanic

Felix Atanas: The Proud Mechanic

WHEN Felix Atanas’ father passed away in 2003, the boy and his two siblings looked up to their mother for support. However, three years later their beloved mother fell sick and lost her sight. The brothers became devastated and life became hard...

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Farida David Mwakasenga

Farida David Mwakasenga

From fear follower to peer educator EIGHT years ago she decided to go to the hospital for an HIV test, and ended up sleeping on the hospital benches the whole day without taking the test. In fact, she did that nearly three times, full of fear...

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Daudi Lings Ulaya

Daudi Lings Ulaya

ALONG the dusty streets of Mbeya Rural, the sun is burning as the cattle are looking for grass in the fields. As the street gets bumpier, the environment gets livelier and leads to a house in the middle of the village of Simboya. In front of the...

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