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Funeka Nceke

Funeka Nceke is 28 years old and lives in the Cape Town township of Khayelitsha, in a shack with no electricity or running water. She lives with her two children, ages 12 and 8 months, her niece and her niece's boyfriend. She learned that she was HIV positive in 2003. Funeka wanted to be in the project to show her friends her status and have them accept her. She wants them to see that HIV positive people can be "fresh and healthy" and to take photos of her house, her happy children, and TAC (Treatment Advocacy Campaign) marches. Funeka would love for the video, being created as a part of this project, to go to television so that she can tell everyone her status and show that she is not afraid of anything.

Funeka turned out to be a talented photographer. With tuition paid through the project, Funeka went to photo school in Cape Town. She also added a room to her shack with money received from the sale of her photos.


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Woman in Enkanini
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Kids with Doll
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Sisters
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Resident of Khayelitsha
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Hope
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The House is Small
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I want to be seen beyond my status. I am more than HIV positive.
Funeka Nceke
Cape Town project participant


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