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Kenyan AIDS Activist Speaks about World Pulse in BBC Interview

Leah Okeyo is a living testament to the power of the internet. In a recent BBC interview, Leah recounts how internet access, and specifically the connections she has made on PulseWire, have empowered her as a woman living with AIDS in a rural Kenyan village.

Leah has risen to become a powerful leader within the World Pulse community. One of the very first members to join PulseWire, Leah immediately saw the potential of this online community to support her work caring for women with HIV. Leah has overcome significant technological barriers to share her story online as a World Pulse correspondent. Through PulseWire, she has made lasting connections with leaders and activists from around the world.

In this BBC interview she recounts how she was enabled, through World Pulse, to attend the 2008 International AIDS conference in Mexico City—and how this experience changed her life. Leah continues to use PulseWire as a platform to empower and inspire others.

You can access her interview here. Scroll down to the post by Wanyama wa Shebursiri.

Then connect with Leah on PulseWire!


Nusrat Ara's picture

Way to go Leah

Way to go Leah


giftypearl.abenaab's picture

Strong woman

Dear Leah,
You are a strong woman with beautiful and powerful voice. You have been a role model on this community. I am glad that you spoke about World Pulse on BBC.
Congratulations and keep the good work up.

With love and admiration

Gifty Pearl Abenaab
Greight Foundation

Amani K's picture

Well Done Leah

You are a light to many and a beacon of hope that reminds us all that we, indeed, are the hope we are looking for.

Keep your voice high and strong, we are listening!!!


Karambu Ringera
International Peace Initiatives ( )

Dr. Karambu Ringera
Founder and President, International Peace Initiatives
Vice President, Global Ecovillages Network (GEN) Africa
Advisory Board Member, Women Human Rights Institute, University of Toronto
Member and Delegate, Soroptimist Internationa

ATIENO's picture


You are a true source of inspiration to many a woman. Keep it up Leah. Hope to meet you...someday.

millly's picture

Strong Woman

You are a true inspitration for Women and especially Kenyan women who have been changed by the power of your testimony

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Reply to BBC Interview ..

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Strong Women

This is a terrific post, but I was wondering how do I subscribe to the RSS feed?

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