#11 – Where AIDS is hidden

From Lynne:

This is an AIDS center where we went to buy the crafts they make.

AIDS Center craft workshopThe person JoAnn knows was not there that day, so we just visited and talked to some of the residents. Many people speak little or no English (about as much as I speak Acholi), and conversations are limited.

Loom at AIDS craft centerI am in a setting where AIDS is hidden. In fact, when I say I work at a residence for people with AIDS, people are quiet. Some say it is a wonderful ministry, but, literally, there is no follow up. I have seen people who are obviously affected, but I have not had one conversation other than with my hosts.

AIDS Center craft workshop exteriorEverything is old, like the wheelchairs here outfitted with new bicycle tires.AIDS Center wheelchair with old tires


2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Joeann Beresford on February 23, 2010 at 11:26 am

    The weaving picture reminded me of touring Madeleine’s place in Whidbey . . am sure, Lynne, that this loom is primitive by comparison, but it certainly looks like the weaver is accomplishing something lovely. The color, itself, is luscious. It is good to be back in touch. Thanks for the blog, Love, Cec


  2. Posted by Opal on February 23, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Wow, Lynne, these are some powerful pictures. It’s amazing to see how resourceful people can be. I’m glad to know that you have power once again. Keep the pics coming. -Opal


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