Jeremiah's Story...

JeremiahAs told by his grandfather, whom he now calls father.

“My daughter, the mother to Jeremiah ran away from home and went to Kampala when she is still a young girl of 16 years.  After two years, she was brought back by a boda boda man when she is critically ill and pregnant.  We started nursing her and after four months, she delivered Jeremiah at home and by herself as we had gone to the gardens.   It was too much! Yes I accept we are poor but if we had known, we would get a traditional birth attendant to give a hand. 

After ten days of Jeremiah’s birth, his mother died.  The situation in which I was, I couldn’t even get a single shilling to take my daughter to the hospital.  After her death, I faced another challenge of feeding her son, whereby I had no money to buy him some milk or any other feeds.  He slowly started falling sick now and again.  This was within a period of three weeks.  I took him to Bukulula health centre where he was tested and found when he was HIV positive.  That is when I learnt that my daughter died of AIDS.

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