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ILO project provides support to HIV positive women in Cameroon

According to the organization, people living with the disease with health problems and financial

 
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A project supported by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), will help women living with HIV in the northwest of Cameroon, to receive per diem through participation in cooperatives. According to a statement of the UN, people living with the disease with health problems and is still struggling to survive economically.

According to the information, cooperatives have always played a historic role in assisting the most vulnerable. But people living with HIV were being marginalized and ignored, with the cooperative by refusing to lend because of the risks associated with investing.

This initiative, supported by the United Nations and funded by the Swedish agency for international cooperation, aims to reverse the situation, giving positive women more financial independence and improving their quality of life. So far there are 100 beneficiaries in such areas as trade, tailoring, animal husbandry and communications services. The coordinator of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV / AIDS (UNAIDS), Cameroon, Mamadou Sakho, said the project will have a significant impact locally.

The loans are financed through a microcredit scheme established in three localities of the northwest. The ILO and its partners have created a series of safeguards to ensure the success of the initiative.

Source: Isaude.net
   Palavras-chave:   HIV / AIDS    HIV-positive    UNAIDS    Cameroon    ILO    Mamadou Sakho   
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