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Offer: Handmade necklaces to support Kenyan women with HIV

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From a friend: I just got back from a quite adventurous trip to Kenya where I worked with the Tumaini AIDS group and lived for a couple weeks in the urban slum of Lenana, outside of Nairobi. Here I worked with 6 HIV+ women, one of them sadly passing away the day I arrived. These women have no source of income other then the necklaces the volunteers sell for them. These women can not even afford the bus ride to the local clinic to pick up their anti-retroviral drugs, which the cost would be the equivalent of 5 cents for us. Poverty there is like nothing I have ever seen.

Attached is a picture of me with the women who make these amazing necklaces and the backyard of where we lived.

The other picture is of the necklaces that they have been making. Each necklace is handcrafted and takes days to make. The woman spend their days talking with each other about the hardships of being HIV + in Kenya and support each other through this program. For almost all, this is their only support group. We are selling each necklace at $10. All money goes directly to the women. It will pay their rent, feed their children, provide money for bus fare to the clinic, every dollar you can give will help them directly. I am collecting all the proceeds from these necklaces and any donations anyone would like to make and wire the money directly to them. These necklaces make a great Christmas or birthday gift and support a wonderful cause!

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Please email me if you'd like to get in touch with her. What a beautiful way to support these women! laura_cary@yahoo.com

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