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A message from Luisa, winner of laptop at conference!

Here we all are with Luisa and her laptop!

I have had the wonderful opportunity to connect with Luisa (, who won he laptop in the Women's Networking Zone at the 2008 AIDS Conference, through a wonderful translator, Violeta. I wanted to share her latest email, so your heart can be warmed, just like mine!

Hola como siempre es un gusto recibir noticias tuyas y claro que con mucho gusto les mando sobre el gran apoyo que esta siendo la Laptop que por suerte me gane en la Aldea Global.

Desde hace 10 años coordino el proyecto De Mujer a Mujer en la organizacion Programa Compañeros en Cd Juarez Chihuahua Mexico Frontera con Estados Unidos ,para mi es un gusto contarles que este proyecto a sido ganador de financiamiento desde hace 10 años y cada año aplicamos para solicitar fondos a Border Parther Ship creo que asi se escribe y la verdad nos lo han financiado este proyecto busca dar orientacion en prevencion en VIH a mujeres que estan en riesgo de contraer una infeccion de trasmision sexual sobre todo el VIH y dar atencion a las que ya estan con la infeccion y la verdad el contar con las herramientas como una laptop es muy importante para llevar a cabo las actividades que se tienen programadas para la realizacion del proyecto,la utilizo para diferentes presentaciones,convinando el uso con otros aparatos que tenemos en la organizacion como son proyectores de imagenes entre otros ,la verdad nuestro trabajo se hace un poco mas ligero si contamos con estas herramientas.

Les quiero contar la situacion por la que estaba pasando tenia 4 meses buscando una especial para poder comprar una Laptop a credito pero que tambien no me saliera tan cara y no tuviera que desfalcar mucho la economia ya que tengo un hijo que ya esta estudiando su carrera universitaria y el comprar al contado una computadora no me era facil y ya tenia previsto que cuando regresara de la Conferencia ya lo haria y la verdad el que la haya ganado tengan por seguro que esta siendo muy bien utilizada,tanto en mi trabajo como para que mi hijo haga sus tareas y consultas en ella.

Agradesco de ante mano a las personas que hicieron esta donacion,tengan por seguro que mi hijo y yo le estamos dando el mejor uso.

Gracias y hasta pronto.

English Translation by Viochan (

Hello, as always it's a pleasure to receive news from you and of course, with great pleasure I send you this mail to let you know about the great help provided by the laptop, which with so much luck I won in the Global Village.

For 10 years I have been coordinating the project De Mujer a Mujer (From Woman to Woman) in the organization Programa Compañeros in Ciudad Juarez, Chuihuahua, Mexico, which is in the border with the United States.

It's a pleasure for me to tell you that this project has obtained financing for the last 10 years and every year we apply for funding from Border Partnership and to tell you the truth, they have financed our projects to give orientation in prevention to women who are at risk of being infected with sexually transmitted infections, specially HIV, and to provide attention to those who already have the infection.

To tell you the truth, to count with a tool like a laptop is very important to realize the activities that we have programmed for the delivery of the project. I use it for different presentations, and I use it along with other machines we have in the organization, like projectors. Frankly, our work is a little lighter when we count with these tools.

I want to tell you of the situation I was living. I had spent four months looking for a deal to buy a laptop in installments but without spending so much money. I have a son who is going to college and buying a laptop straight out was not going to be easy for me, but I had planned on getting one when I came back from the conference. Be sure that having won the laptop, it's being used very well. I use it in my work and my son uses it for homework and research.

I thank all the people who made the donation and be sure that my son and I are making good use of it.

Thanks again and talk soon.



sallyreb's picture

Thanks for sharing

Thanks for sharing that email, it made me smile!

It is wonderful to hear that a laptop made a difference in the work Luisa is doing. It is also a double blessing in that her son can also use the laptop as he completed his education.

All the best,

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