Connecting for Change and making a difference: Leticia's story

The DLC recently spoke to Dr. Robert Kalyesubula of the African Community Center for Social Sustainability (ACCESS) about his successful experience at Connecting for Change that resulted in acquiring necessary equipment for his medical clinic in Uganda donated by MedWish.

There was, however, another success for Dr. Robert at Connecting for Change. The 120 attendees of the dialogue were so moved by his efforts that they donated, out of pocket, $330 to ACCESS. That might not seem like a lot, but take a look at the final installment of a three-part series on what Dr. Robert was able to do with that donation.


Leticia with her sheep provided by Connecting for Change's donation to ACCESSLeticia Musanase is a 13-year-old girl living with HIV-AIDS. She stays with her mom who is also living positively with HIV-AIDS. They are both currently on antiretroviral drugs and ACCESS supports the family with monthly transport to the advanced HIV-AIDS care centers for optimal medical care in addition to provision of regular home visits and social-spiritual support. Leticia, is currently in grade 6 because she started school late and was often falling sick and missing exams.

With support from ACCESS, she has turned into a very jolly girl at school who is always among the top pupils in a class. She wants to be a nurse when she grows up so that she can provide medical care and be able to relieve pain for those who are sick.

They were also selected to receive a sheep for an income generation project from C4C group and SAWA global.

Their plan is to save up money and set up a small shop to sell common home utilities in their village.


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