Photo Credit: Richard Lough
14 year old Fikile became an orphan in 2004. Her memory box contains sentimental items that remind her of her mother who died of HIV AIDS in 2004.
|Memory Boxes |
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|In many parts of the world, HIV-AIDS is a taboo subject. But many families in South Africa are now openly facing the issue by building so-called memory boxes. To preserve a family’s history, stories are written, photos collected, and favorite possessions are placed in a small wooden box to give the children of HIV-AIDS patients something to remember them by when they are gone. Richard Lough reports from South Africa.|
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Memory Boxes Help Say Goodbye
HIV in South Africa