This is the wonderful Margaret, a blind lady living with HIV in Masaka, Uganda. We joined Margaret to visit the location of her new plot of land that will soon become a support center for people with disabilities. Margaret is possibly the most joyous individual I've ever met, if she isn't laughing and giggling she is dancing or hugging someone with enough force to squeeze the air from their lungs. Margaret's plan for this center is supported by The Nerve Network and MADIPHA an NGO helping people with disabilities access HIV/AIDS medication and support in Uganda. Learn more about Margaret's amazing story here: wegotnerve.com/margaret
Al Compton | Humanitarian Film & Photography
I spent a week with the MADIPHA team and the wonderful Nerve Network visiting the rural communities that MADIPHA serves. It was so evident that this kind of outreach is incredibly valuable as we met each person and learned about the physical and medical challenges they face. One of the most inspiring aspects of the work they do is the focus put on developing a sustainable business for their clients and regardless of the limitations of their disability each individual we met was pursuing a path to a brighter future through sheer courage and mental strength.