Blikkiesdorp

This is Blikkiesdorp.  “Blikkie” means tin and “dorp” means town in Afrikaans–so the translation is “Tin Town” in reference to the metal structures made available by the government.  Today kids will work within Project Hope’s yard to prepare gardens and plant vegetables.  We will also do some outreach and feed the elderly.  Project Hope is an organization that works with HIV positive mothers and their HIV positive babies.  They do clinical and educational work in Blikkiesdorp and try to provide discreet care to people. The stigma of HIV/AIDS is significant and many people never get adequate care because they won’t come in for treatment either for themselves or their babies.

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