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
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