In November we are making an appeal on BBC Radio 4 with Sue MacGregor presenting the story of Punyezwa, a mother from South Africa who is living with HIV and using her own experiences to help others like her.
When Punyezwa first heard her diagnosis, she thought her life was over. She withdrew from her friends and felt lost. In South Africa, as in many parts of the world, being diagnosed with HIV is still considered by many to be a death sentence. But when Punyezwa began HIV treatment she grew stronger. She realised that with the right medication and support, she could still lead a full life.
Listen to Punyezwa's story to find out how she is using her own experiences of living with HIV to help others, and what you can do to ensure others across Africa receive this life-changing support.
watch Punyezwa's story:
What can I do?
A donation of £50 will help employ, train and mentor one Expert Patient for a month, making a life-saving difference to dozens of children and their families.
Encourage your friends and family to tune in on Sunday or Thursday to find out about One to One Children's Fund's work with Punyezwa.
Share the appeal audio and video on Facebook, and receive updates on the Expert Patient Programme.
Support our appeal and you will be helping us employ, train and mentor more Expert Patients like Punyezwa across Africa. Each trained Expert Patient reaches over 100 children per year, helping them receive the care and support they need to live healthier and more fulfilling lives.
Click here to find out more about
Sue MacGregor and why she is
supporting our appeal.
Tune in to hear Sue present
our Radio 4 Appeal.
Live broadcasts, BBC RADIO 4 (92 -95 FM):
Sunday 25th November 7:55, 21:26 and
Thursday 29th November 15:27.