AIDS orphan Noluthando Mpofana, (12) poses with her hand-painted memory box. Her mother Gugu Mpofana died from AIDS related infections in January 2004, aged 35 and she now lives with her aunt in Bhobhoyi township.Her mother was helped by the South Coast Hospice, which offers AIDS care in the region. Noluthando participated in a memory box workshop in where she decorated this box. In a region where close to 40% of pregnant mothers test HIV positive and many children have to deal with loss this is an attempt to deal with their psychosocial needs. They are a simple tool that can support children and help them to understand their family circumstances. The concept was developed by the National Community of Women living with HIV and AIDS in Uganda (NACWOLA) and has been picked up by a number of other organizations across Africa.
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