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Nwabisa Ndlokovane

Nwabisa Ndlokovane is 32 years old and lives in Khayelitsha in government housing with her husband and her 2 kids (boys, ages 5 and 1). She is a wonderful, warm woman whose family knows her status. Her husband is positive but her children are negative.

Just before Nwabisa came to The Mothers Programmes she was pregnant and very sick. She had collapsed and was taken to Mowbray Maternity where she met Mitch Besser, The Mothers Programmes' founder. She had no hope and imagined her own funeral but has since found hope, support, and increased confidence.

She wanted to be part of the project because she believes people still have a problem with HIV and that it's still taboo. She says, "If you tell people you're positive, they stop seeing you and just see the disease." She wanted to take photos of herself at churches and schools, educating people.

comments from website visitors:

I am very touched by your confidence and ability to see through the hope Jesus has for us. I am a Kenyan living in the States. I had rebelled from the right way and started living a sinful life, now I am waiting for the results of the test. It is only by the grace of the almighty but I know He will be there no matter what. Your story had given me courage to know that the disease is not who a person is. We are still precious in the eyes of God. God bless!!!!!
Wangeci Njoroge
Atlanta, GA
Posted Tuesday, September 16, 2008 10:07AM

There was something about your pictures and words that really touched me,made me want to do all I can to be a better person to all..May God bless you and your family,always..Stay inspired
Donnetta LaShon
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 11:14PM

The programme is great because it helps mothers a lot.
Posted Tuesday, October 02, 2007 12:09PM

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Disclosing my HIV status was the biggest difficulty of my life. My mother has lost so many people to the virus and always said that she didn't want any of her children to have this disease.


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My man is a great man...he found me with three children and he supports me and my three children..he's HIV negative and he accepts me the way I am.
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