In Zambia, young people with HIV often struggle to complete school due to stigma, illness and hospital visits making their prospects for economic security challenging. Our partner in Zambia, BISO, has been working to change that, by providing entrepreneurship skills training for young people living with HIV.
One of their members, Emmanuel, said this of his time in the programme:
‘I really want to thank BISO for introducing this training for us. Many times people think that being HIV+ is the end of the world and that PLHIV are not viable and productive anymore. Ever since I got these skills, we worked with my colleagues to establish a business which has helped me become more economically independent in the future.’