By the time he was five, James (not real name), had lost both parents to AIDS, first his father when he was a little over three and then his mother. When he was found by Meeting Point, Inc (an NGO in Kampala, Uganda), he was staying at home with his dead mother all by himself. Now 12 years old, he depends entirely on Meeting Point for his survival and all his needs.
HIV/A1DS is a silent scourge, an epidemic of gigantic proportions that is wreaking untold havoc and slowly, but surely eroding the fabric of the African family, for eons the stabilizing force on the continent. Though frightening, the statistics do not fully describe the enormous suffering visited upon millions of African families.