Stitching up torn lives

9 Dec

Unsung Heroes: People Shining a Light in a Sometimes Dark World

Stitching up torn lives
Beaded dolls are helping South African women living with HIV/AIDS to earn an income and regain hope and dignity
Tags: Heroes, South Africa, help AIDS, HIV, women, beaded, dolls, Reader’s Digest,  Glynis Horning

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Janet Ncube climbs the dusty red path from her mud home in the Valley of a Thousand Hills outside Durban, and casts her mind back to a day, six years ago, when she made the same climb but had to stop every few paces. “Today I still stop sometimes to look at the view,” the 49-year-old says quietly, resting her dark eyes on the rugged, hut-speckled slopes around her. “But that terrible day I stopped to pray for the strength to go on. I was full of pain and fear with this HIV sickness. I had to get help.”

Like others in this impoverished community, Janet found it at what…

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