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Circles of Hope Community Support Group for PLHIV/AIDS

Lusaka, Zambia
Joined November 2017

We work in grass root communities/slum areas, we start with community mobilisation then we do sensitisation's through drama performances, awareness raising workshops and local to local dialogue.

Presence in: Zambia
Focus: Access to Information, Community / Customary Land Rights, Economic Empowerment, Education, Gender-based violence, Health, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights

Circles of Hope is a membership(CBO)formed in in 2003 and legally registered under registrar of societies of zambia on 18th January 2005 by women with only one man all living with HIV. Invited to the CSW57 and GC24. A network member of Huairou Commission, among 74 selected to host Urban Thinkers Campus worldwide. Partner with University of Zambia School of Law(UNZA) through Law Clinic, Network of Zambian People Living with HIV/AIDS, Zambia Homeless and Poor People’s Federation and Katuba Women Association of Zambia.

People Associated With This Organization

John Masuwa

Zambia  
Circles of Hope Community Support Group...
Joined November 2017
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Economic Empowerment, Traditional / Customary Justice
I am a man of 67 years of age, HIV positive for more than 40 years now, i lost my first wife due to AIDS and
i was very ignorant about it that was in 1996. After my family discovered my HIV status i was rejected including my biological children, thrown out of my house and i started sleeping in UNZA grounds on the bank of Goma Lake at UNZA. In 1997 March, a good samaritan woman by her real of Ivy Mulashikwanda heard of my situation she came to my rescue. She took me to her home in Kabulonga near State House but again her children refused to accept me, all what she did is to with stand the pressure of her children and kept me in a chicken ran for 7 years with good support of food in the process i become part of her family and her all her family and children accepted me. In 2003 i joined a group HIV+ women in solidarity oftheir fellow woman because it happenned to me also and form up Circles of Hope Community Support Group for PLHIV/ADS.
John Masuwa is the network champion (main point of contact) for Circles of Hope Community Support Group for PLHIV/AIDS.

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