Beating HIV/AIDS in Botswana

Each year on Dec. 1, the global community uses World AIDS Day to remember lives cut short by HIV/AIDS and to renew a sense of urgency around ending the epidemic. The occasion holds particular significance in Botswana, where more than one in five people have contracted the virus. The southern African nation has the third [...]

Steering Toward Success in Botswana

As a long-time driver for Project Concern International (PCI), Sylvia Tshoswane has learned how to navigate much more than just the backroads of Botswana. She’s steered herself and her family toward a better life. When she’s not out in the field transporting staff, she’s behind-the-scenes at PCI trainings, workshops and other events—actively listening from the [...]

By | 2017-10-25T14:23:01+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Botswana, Empowering Women, Hardship|

Living Positively with HIV: Thato’s Story

Thato, a nine-year-old girl from Mochudi, Botswana, is a survivor. During a routine home visit, a PCI partner and local peer educator trained on how to spot child abuse, gender-based violence and exploitation observed Thato’s extreme health condition and took her immediately to a clinic. Thato was severely malnourished, weighing only 38 pounds. She was [...]

International Youth Day

Heidy is a 22-year-old living with her parents in Guatemala and is the single mother of a toddler. She’s also a driven entrepreneur and community leader who’s working to build a better life for her family. Seeking financial stability, Heidy joined a Women Empowered (WE) group. The WE program provides training in record keeping, savings [...]