Professor Stephanie Webb
May 16, 2011
AIDS in Africa
AIDS in Africa
Africa is a place known for poverty and disease; most people in Africa live on less than a dollar a day. Living on less than a dollar a day, people cannot afford to eat let alone try to obtain healthcare for all of the medical problems that they may come across. HIV/AIDS has become such an issue in Africa due to the lack of funding for medical care.
“The challenges facing Africa are daunting. Africa has the highest proportion of its people in extreme poverty”. (WSI) Many of us think that we understand what poverty is, and if there are any amounts of people who know what poverty is, it is those that are born and live in Africa. “I know poverty because poverty was there before I was born and it has become part of life like the blood through my veins. Poverty is not going empty for a single day and getting something to eat the next day. Poverty is going empty with no hope for the future. Poverty is getting nobody to feel your pain and poverty is when your dreams go in vain because nobody is there to help you. Poverty is watching your mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters die in pain and in sorrow just because they couldn't get something to eat. Poverty is hearing your grandmothers and grandfathers cry out to death to come take them because they are tired of this world. Poverty is watching your own children and grandchildren die in your arms but there is nothing you can do. Poverty is watching your children and grandchildren share tears in their deepest sleep. Poverty is suffering from HIV/AIDS and dying a shameful death but nobody seems to care". " Poverty is when you hide your face and wish nobody could see you just because you feel less than a human being. Poverty is when you dream of bread and fish you never see in the day light. Poverty is when people accuse you and prosecute you for no fault of yours but who is there to say some for you? Poverty is... [continues]
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