World Health Organization
Voices of hope: stories from communities affected by HIV and AIDS
Abandoned generations of AIDS: Aaron and Mavis' story
Don McCullin/Christian Aid

Teresa died on 8 May 2001, just three months after this photograph was taken. Her two children, Aaron and Mavis, were ten and eight at the time.

Aaron and Mavis did not go to their mother's funeral. They still cry at night but say things are getting better. "We miss our mother. She looked after us and brought us food and clothes. She was looking after us very well. When she was very ill we swept the house, washed the clothes and fetched water. We liked looking after her because she was our mother."

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