Helen Achieng

Helen was born into a family of ten children. During the years of her childhood, she lost her father and five of her siblings. Helen finished most of her schooling and married at the age of nineteen. The marriage was a constant struggle because Helen's mother-in-law did not approve of the relationship. Ultimately, Helen and her husband separated. 

"Life has to continue," Helen says. "And I started to work at a local kiosk." 

Later that year, she started dealing with a number of different ailments - she soon found out that she was HIV+. With the help of CARE for AIDS and close family members, she is still able to work and provide for her family. 

"Sometimes I worry, but I trod on because I have Christ with me. This is not the end."