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Women who fight back

Very dynamic, very motivated," says the president of Deggo, describing members of her grass-roots women's group, one of many that fight the spread of AIDS in Senegal. "They are married, they have children, they work ... despite all that, they get out and help their sisters and brothers in town against AIDS."

These Deggo members live in the coastal town of Mbour, where migrant workers increase the threat of HIV. The group uses educational materials from Africa Consultants International, an HIV/AIDS resource center that is a Lutheran World Relief partner. Only 1 percent of Senegal's adults have HIV — a fraction of the rate in many other African countries.


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