*Names do not reflect the true names due to privacy*

oldwoman

My name is Mary ***, I am a HIV positive woman with a husband and two children- the youngest who is HIV positive. I came to CREAW for the first time in July 2013 to report on the domestic violence I faced from my husband. When I came to report, I had serious facial and bodily injuries and needed urgent medical care. CREAW and her partners helped me access treatment and seek legal advice through its One Stop Shop Platform. Through CREAW’s support, I have managed to move out of the house that I shared with my husband where I was a victim of Gender Based Violence for 3 years• I have been able to get a loan from Uzima to start a business. I am also happy to say that I recently got formal employment at the Ministry of Transport as a cleaner and I am now able to employ someone in my business.• I can now take better care of myself. I regularly take my ARV’s, my health status has improved and my children’s living condition have improved as I can provide for them and also can look after them. I see myself as human, I am no longer the HIV positive woman that was battered by the husband but I am an independent and whole human being. audio

doll

My name is Jane**  and I am 8 years old. I was brought to CREAW by a community leader after  he realized  that I had been defiled by my father . I could not tell anybody what had happened to me because I was scared and I had no one to talk to since my mom had just passed away. I was sad lonely and hurt.  It was very difficult for me to  share my experience because I felt that I had no  one to  who would understand what I was going through. When I came to CREAW they welcomed me well and told me that they will help me access all that I needed. I was vert scared of my father and I could not face him or even say what he had done to me in his presence and so this delayed him being taken to court.  CREAW found a secure home for me where  I stayed and was given counseling and got many friends. My father was taken to remand where he unfortunately died. Through the care  and support given to me at the home, I was able to forgive my father and even attend his funeral. I am grateful to CREAW because they listened to me and cared for me when no one else did. I now can go to school and I have the hope to being somebody in future.audio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My name is Mary*, I am a HIV positive woman with a husband and two children- the youngest who is HIV positive. I came to CREAW for the first time in July 2013 to report on the domestic violence I faced from my husband. When I came to report, I had serious facial and bodily injuries and needed urgent medical care. CREAW and her partners helped me access treatment and seek legal advice through its One Stop Shop Platform.Through CREAW’s support, I have managed to• move out of the house that I shared with my husband where I was a victim of Gender Based Violence for 3 years• I have been able to get a loan from Uzima to start a business. I am also happy to say that I recently got formal employment at the Ministry of Transport as a cleaner and I am now able to employ someone in my business.• I can now take better care of myself. I regularly take my ARV’s, my health status has improved and my children’s living condition have improved as I can provide for them and also can look after them.• I see myself as human, I am no longer the HIV positive woman that was battered by the husband but I am an independent and whole human being.

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