allAfrica.com: South Africa: Breast Milk Bank Provides Hope for Hiv Babies
October 28, 2003
"Orphaned babies, many of whom are HIV-positive, are getting more than basic love and shelter at a home in South Africa's port city of Durban. They are also receiving the gift of immune-boosting breast milk donated by a network of mothers in the city.
The mothers voluntarily express the milk their own babies do not need, and it is then collected and taken to iThembaLethu, meaning 'I have a destiny' in isiZulu, a transitional home for babies who have been orphaned or abandoned through HIV/AIDS. Not all have the HI virus, but most are very neglected and malnourished when they arrive."