A Visionary Voice from Kenya
A year ago, Leah Auma Okeyo was dying from AIDS. Today, she uses World Pulse to help heal herself and the 16 HIV-infected women in her care.
In her impoverished Kenyan town, news travels through word of mouth. After Leah heard that PulseWire—World Pulse's interactive community newswire—could help her mission of caring for women with HIV, she decided to make the long trek to the local internet café to share her story.
She immediately connected with AIDS leaders around the world and, with their help, was able to plan income-generating activities that expanded her AIDS work and training to 16 other HIV+ women and nurses in her community. With a newly-gifted computer, she became a local correspondent and used PulseWire to report on the voices and needs of her community. "PulseWire has created hope that I cannot describe," she exclaims. "I have so many dreams, and now, I'm going to do them all."