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Posted by: Jaime-Alexis Fowler   |   4/27/2011   |   Massachusetts

Incredibly inspiring mother

 
Incredibly inspiring mother

   

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Personal Tags: Esther Joni, Tanzania, June 2011, Pathfinder International

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Last summer I met a young mother named Esther in a remote region of Tanzania during a trip for Pathfinder International. A mother of three girls, Esther discovered she was HIV positive during her third pregnancy. The news was difficult to bear, but thanks to support from her husband and local clinic, she received the prenatal counseling, testing and care she needed.
I was honored to meet her, hear her story, and learn about the dreams she has for her daughters. She hopes that one day, they will be the next leaders of Tanzania--and I would bet on it. She's a pretty incredible woman.