Alfred is HIV positive and a single father with five children. Alfred’s shelter was in a very bad condition. It could not protect him and his children, much less be a home. Due to the APHIA PLUS Program he got a new house for his family. Thanks to the Make me Smile Festival we helped him to start an agriculture project to sell vegetables.

Make Me Smile found Alfred in a miserable state of health. He could hardly sit by his own and was emaciated. His brother, who lives next to Alfred’s house was looking after Alfred and his children. But it seemed that they already gave up any hope. Alfred was too weak to go to the hospital to get any treatment and apart from this they could not afford the transport fees. Through Make Me Smile Alfred was able to start again some medical treatments and nowadays he can even walk around and welcomes his visitors with a big warm lively smile.