Author Country :Tanzania Genre Type :Story Location :Tanzania Year of Publication :0/ Publication : Sub Theme :Courage/Bravery/Fear, Sickness, Visiting, Women/ Author Name :Kate Joyce/ Author City :Arusha
While visiting a remote Maasai village outside of
Arusha, Tanzania we walk into a home with mud walls and dirt floors and come
face to face with Asha. She is bald and has pink sores all over her body. Her
feet are swollen and she has the chills. Asha looks about 70 but is really 38.
She first got sick five months ago. Because of poor nutrition and living
conditions the disease [of AIDS] progressed rapidly.
Asha tells us, "I have the disease there is no hiding it."
But she is hiding. Asha will never again leave her home and will probably be
buried right next to it.