Mother’s Day is around the corner and we at Care for Life would like to highlight two mothers in Mozambique. Mothers, who love their children. Mothers, who work relentlessly to create a better future for their children. Mothers, who study to improve their own lives. Mothers at the core of humanity.
Meet Amelia Casaco Trabuo. She is 23 years old and lives with her 9 year old daugther and her mother in Mungassa. In 2005 Amelia was getting very sick and did not know why. With the arrival of Care for Life in Mungassa, Amelia’s health concerns immediately came to the attention of nurse Ana Micas and the local health promoter, Dona Rabia. Both women encouraged Amelia to visit the hospital, where she was diagnosed with the HIV virus and received antiretrovial drugs. With further encouragement of Care for Life, Amelia started to plant a family garden and began to eat more nutriciously – a vital part of improving one’s health when carrying the HIV virus. The medication was working and her health improved. She is now doing well and is integrated in the community, something that would not have happened prior to Care for Life.