Posts by Lindsey

Thembanathi’s New Project

When I started a project in 2003 to support programs for women and children in areas of South Africa impacted by HIV, I named it Thembanathi, meaning ‘Hope with Us’ in isiZulu, because of my strong belief in supporting communities that are trying to solve their own problems and address their own needs. This past summer, while finishing my field research for my PhD, I lived with a local family...

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Welcome and Thank You

As I enter into this new world of communication—my first of many blogs to come on our brand new Thembanathi website—I wanted to take a few minutes to introduce myself, to share a bit about myself and what brought me to start this organization, and to thank those who have helped us over the last several years. I grew up in Eugene, Oregon, and was blessed to have the opportunity to attend an...

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