Welwitchia People with Disabilities

The concerns of people with disabilities are typically overlooked in many societies.  Acknowledging the pressing need to address the circumstances in which disabled people live in Kunene region, the Hope and Rise Disability project has worked over the past few years to rehabilitate, socially integrate, and promote equal employment opportunities for those living with a …

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Kings Daughters Build Better Lives with Bicycles

With the country’s high rate of unemployment, many Namibian women believe they have no alternative but to turn to sex work, despite the dangers, to feed themselves and their families. Katutura-based King’s Daughters has since 2006 been trying to offer them an alternative. With a small grant from the U.S. Embassy, King’s Daughters tripled their …

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Katutura Soap Project

When Emilia Handumbo first found out she was HIV-positive, she was scared. “I thought I was going to die,” she said. For Namibians living with HIV and AIDs, they are not only fighting against the disease, but against the stigma of their neighbors as well. According to Handumbo, when others find out you are sick, …

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