Photo Credit: David Snyder
Makosazana and her 15 year old daughter Felicia show off the memory box they made together. The process of making the memory box helped Makosazana beat the stigma attached to HIV AIDS and tell her daughter she was infected.
|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