May 9, 2014
Nookalamma is 48 and HIV positive. She has seen both her husband her daughter die in recent times and is now sole carer for her granddaughter. When we first met last September, she was living in dismal conditions and desperate to be able to feed her granddaughter on a regular basis. Initially it was thought that this courageous widow would have to be included in the feeding programme as local villagers would be unwilling to buy milk or any other produce from her because of her medical status. There was no trace of self pity here and Nookalamma was determined to be involved in a small business opportunity. In February we met up again and what a thrill to see Nookalamma involved in goat rearing and thriving. She now has a steady income to support her granddaughter and dream about her future.........thrilling.