Harriet Kamashanyu, Rhythm of Life

Date grant awarded: November 3, 2016

Many mothers in Kampala, Uganda sell their bodies for income to support their families, often resulting in elevated health risks, physically, mentally and emotionally. Harriet Kamashanyu is actively working in the red light districts of the country’s capital to improve the health of HIV-positive women and the cycle of mother to daughter prostitution through the Rhythm of Life project. The social initiative aims at building trust among those who face stigmatization and social exclusion along with providing career development opportunities for the next generation.