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South Africa Boniswe and daughter in their home

Boniswe's story: life with a smile

She may be living with HIV, but Boniswe Petronella Maphanga, 30, has a radiant smile, a gentle sing-song voice and a joyful attitude to life.

South Africa Florence smiles as she lies in bed

Florence's story: "I’m frightened of passing away and there being no one to look after the children"

After losing all her children, Florence, 75, now cares for all six grandchildren and the Red Cross provides them with vital support.

Londaka outside the Red Cross kids club

Londaka's story: memories of my mother

Londaka is one of 1.4 million children orphaned by HIV-related illness in South Africa. Pink is her favourite colour, as was her mother’s.

In Ha Konote village, the Red Cross running activities such as traditional dance and singing.

Our HIV programme in Lesotho

We support HIV prevention and treatment in Lesotho, which has one of the highest HIV infection rates among adults in the world.

Woman cooking over a fire in her home in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: food security and livelihoods

We are combating hunger by helping families generate their own food and income with agricultural training.

Ettie and her Red Cross carer

Ettie’s story – learning to walk again

Ettie was told by doctors she would never walk again after contracting spinal tuberculosis, but with Red Cross help, she has managed to regain her strength.

Three teenagers prepare a wallchart

Our HIV programme in Turkmenistan

We're helping educate students, the military, and other high-risk groups about HIV.

Sibonelo Handsome Mtheku, a peer educator in South Africa

Postcode Lottery helps people with HIV and TB

18 Mar 2014

A Red Cross programme for people living with HIV and TB in South Africa is set to receive a £100,000 funding boost from players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Mobile cinema in Sierra Leone

Health care in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is one of the poorest countries in the world and was devastated by a civil war. Read how the Red Cross is working to improve community-based health care.

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