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Voices of hope: stories from communities affected by HIV and AIDS
Missed smiles and childhood: Emmanuel's story
Don McCullin/Christian Aid

Emmanuel has malaria and is lying outside his house in Ndola, Zambia. Like most children orphaned by HIV, he lives with a relative. But his grandmother is elderly and disabled and cannot give him the encouragement and support he needs.

Emmanuel does well at school and wants to be a lawyer. "Sometimes I make a kite and I escape with my friends. When my kite flies really high, I feel happy. I forget everything that's happened to me."

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