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AIDS product sales bring female financial freedom
Monday 10 January 2005
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KENYA: AIDS product sales bring female financial freedom


[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]


JOHANNESBURG, 9 November (PLUSNEWS) - Kenyan women are gaining financial independence by selling medical products to treat AIDS-related skin infections and diarrhoea.

Local female distributors can purchase the items at wholesale prices through a new programme run by the Society for Women and AIDS in Kenya (SWAK), sell them to HIV-positive people and survive off any profits.

According to American Public Media's "Marketplace Morning Report", the sales programme was created because few women possessed the education or job skills to support themselves, especially after being widowed.

The society currently only distributes to Kenya's Nyanza province, but SWAK is planning to make the programme national.

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