Mary Sirima

"I have hope that I will live to educate all of my children, and even see my grandchildren"- Mary

Mary is the portrait of what we mean when we say Orphan Prevention

Mary discovered she was HIV positive in 2008 when she went to the clinic for a checkup during her pregnancy. After learning about her status, Mary was afraid and felt very alone. She worried greatly about who would care for her children once she was gone, and her life became burdened with fear and anxiety.

"When I was told I had HIV, I was shocked… I was afraid of even going back to the clinic. I thought the only result could be death."