Ashoka Fellow
Burkina Faso
Fellow Since 2008
Responsibility, Hope, Life and Solidarity Association (REVS+)
This description of Martine Somda born Dakuyo's work 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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