A diagnosis does not define you

CAFOD Lancaster Step into the Gap volunteer, Hannah, shares her thoughts after her first week in Ethiopia with CAFOD…..

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Step into the Gap volunteers with Sr Evlyn, a doctor who works on HIV projects. Step into the Gap volunteers with Sr Evlyn, who works at the Daughters of Charity HIV project.

Hannah Henley, who is currently taking part in CAFOD’s Step in the Gap, writes this report about meeting an inspirational mother and son in Ethiopia. She explains how with the help of CAFOD’s local partners, people are not only living but thriving despite a HIV positive status.

The first few days of our Ethiopian adventure have been full of inspiration, admiration and flavour. We have been staying with CAFOD partners, The Daughters of Charity, in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.

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I think I can speak for the whole group when I say we couldn’t have wished for a warmer welcome – and that’s nothing to do with the 27 degrees’ weather. We have been lucky enough to spend time three wonderful sisters, CAFOD staff…

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