Importantly, Cynthia also received business training which was instrumental in providing the skills to run a successful business and to acquire a small loan.
Prior to joining the Mirror of Hope Women’s Empowerment Program, Cynthia was constantly begging for food and handouts. She was also suffering various ailments as a result of her HIV status. Through sharing with other women in the program and finding the best counselling through her program peers, Cynthia now enjoys good health and at the same time has had her dignity restored through being able to create a means of living in her business selling fish. Another advantage of the program was that Cynthia was able to place her children in the MOH school holiday program thereby ensuring they were cared for during term break.