WFP food aid gives hope to HIV positive primary school pupils

Published on 28 August 2009

Two HIV positive primary school pupils from Hlane in the Lubombo region have regained hope of successfully continuing with their studies because of the food support they receive at their school.
The two pupils, *Jabulisile Nsoko and Mantfombi Vilane, who are in Grade Six and Seven, respectively, at a local school seem to have all odds stacked against them. They live in an area that experiences recurrent drought having received poor and erratic rainfall for over seven years now. The Lubombo region is also one of two regions that have the highest HIV prevalence rate among pregnant women receiving antenatal care.

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