the RED badges of courage 020

Mwita has sufered from the AIDS virus for more than four years. He lives in this earthen floored hut with his mother and sister. After their father abandoned the family when Mwita became seriuosly ill, his mother decided to move close to Dar es Salaam, the capital so that he could receive treatment which was not available in their remote village close to lake Victoria. he has physically recovered but bitter that he was ill for most of his youth with no medical support.
3rd June 2008
Konggowe, Tanzania


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