the RED badges of courage 019

Her dank room is filled with sadness. Sauda is an orphan like far too many children at the Nzasa Primary School. Most orphans at this school are a result of the AIDS pandemic which has decimated their community. She is ill and her great grandmother is desperate to access the life saving antiretroviral drugs for her but cannot afford the bus fare to go to the clinic. Sauda is brave but alone in her solitude she weeps daily.
Mandazi Town, Tanzania
June 2010

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