Martine Somda born Dakuyo

Ashoka Fellow
Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
Fellow Since 2008
Responsibility, Hope, Life and Solidarity Association (REVS+)


This profile was prepared when Martine Somda born Dakuyo was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2008.
While numerous efforts have been made to respond to the spread of HIV/AIDS in Burkina Faso, most of these strategies fail to effectively address the emotional trauma and economic stress that HIV-positive people endure. Women face a particularly difficult burden, and Martine Somda is working to lessen that burden by helping women gain employment opportunities and play a more active role in the prevention and treatment of those with HIV/AIDS.
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