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Catherine's clients

So yesterday I told you about Catherine, one of the wonderful Serenje volunteers.
Today I'd like to introduce you to a couple of her clients.

Agnes' husband died 10 years ago. Agnes (in the middle of this picture) is HIV positive and lives in Zambia Compound with 5 children. She has 4 orphaned children of her own plus an orphaned grandchild. (If a parent has died, the child is said to be an "orphan" - if both parents have died, they are "double orphans".) The project is supporting one of her children with school fees and uniform.We met her eldest daughter, 23 year old Harriet.
Agnes makes a small amount of money by making and selling fritters in the market.
Agnes is well at the moment, so Catherine visits weekly, but when she was ill earlier this year, she received daily visits. Catherine has been supporting Agnes for the last 3 years. She helps her both physically and spiritually . She has also been able to share some  practical ideas regarding hygiene good practice .

Rose (sitting between Charity and Catherine) has 3 children  and 3 grandchildren. She is also a widow. She does "piecemeal" work ie buys from farmers and then sells it on. She has been on Antiretroviral (ARV) drugs since 2008.

Val and I had the huge privilege of meeting these women and being invited into their homes to talk and pray with them. In both cases, we had the honour of being the first white women to ever be in their homes!

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