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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.

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.

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.

Young man smiling and standing outside community hall

Sibonelo's story: a star in the making

Sibonelo, 20, puts his passion for entertaining to good use by using drama and music to teach young people in South Africa about HIV.

Two young people discussing HIV

Need help with HIV in the UK

Whether HIV affects you personally or you’re just looking for information, this list of organisations will point you in the right direction.

A large group of HIV peer educators wearing a t-shirt that encourages people to get tested

HIV education

Read about Together We Can (TWC) - our HIV peer education programme that empowers young people to spread the word about HIV.

Agnes from Matshuzula village in Zimbabwe

Red Cross supports hunger-hit Zimbabwe

26 Feb 2013

The British Red Cross has given more than £80,000 from its Disaster Fund to support the Zimbabwe Red Cross.

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