Saturday, March 28, 2009


Last week, after a long day of home visits in Lower Molweni, Hanneke and I drove past one of our ex-patients homes. We had visited him the week before, and we were so impressed and thankful that he was on ARV’s, taking them properly and getting to live the life he had been living before he became sick. He had also opened a small store or “tuck shop” in his front yard as a source of income. We drove past and then Hanneke said “wouldn’t it be fun to buy something from Vusi’s shop?” I was excited too. We went back and honked to call him out. We both bought a few bags of chips and a couple of candies and told him to keep the change. He was beaming from ear to ear. It was a sign of hope in a place where hope can sometimes be hard to find. He is an honest man trying to make an honest living. It was awesome to be able to support him in that way. Ironically, the sign across from his shop says Hope Horizon. See below:

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