"For Zilose, a gentle woman in her early 40s, it began with the death of her husband, probably from AIDS. Then she became sick, with typical AIDS symptoms -- trouble with her legs, a persistent cough. After spending some time in her home village, she returned to Lusaka to find that her in-laws had taken all her property and had ordered her out of her home. This is a common practice called "property grabbing," in which relatives of a dead husband steal everything from the widow and her children. Zilose refused to leave her home, but she was forced to send her 10-year-old child away because she could no longer afford to care for him." - April 4, 2008.
Photo: Six-year-old Joan Achieng (3R) prays with her cousin Michele (2R) and other children before they receive a cup of porridge at a preschool in Kibera, one of Africa's largest slums, on November 29, 2010. Joan is being raised by her grandmother after Joan's mother died of AIDS. Joan shares her ordeal with her twin sister and a cousin whose mother, infected with HIV and very sick, can no longer take care of her.