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Many children have lost one or both of their parents to HIV/AIDS. Although there is still a significant male population and many husbands and fathers work, there is still an enormous loss of male presence in Uganda.  Many men have perished from HIV/AIDS, thus obligating women to become an even more relevant force in the social fiber of the country. If both parents have died, in many cases, a member of the extended family will take the responsibility of parenting the child (children), even under the strict suppression of poverty. Pictured here, this single mother takes care of her children. One of every six children in Uganda is an orphan, equaling significantly over one million. Bugembe, Jinja District, Uganda, Africa. June 2004 © Stephen Blake Farrington
Many children have lost one or both of their parents to HIV/AIDS. Although there is still a significant male population and many husbands and fathers work, there is still an enormous loss of male presence in Uganda. Many men have perished from HIV/AIDS, thus obligating women to become an even more relevant force in the social fiber of the country. If both parents have died, in many cases, a member of the extended family will take the responsibility of parenting the child (children), even...
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