To help cope with the impact of HIV and AIDS in their communities, Africans have established a wide range of social support activities. These activities serve to share the burden of increasing workloads. Sometimes they are initiated by the community itself, or they may be started and supported by outside agencies such as government, NGOs or religious institutions.
Social support activities include savings and loans clubs, shared child care, funeral funds and community grain banks.
Our script of the week features two hosts discussing a variety of approaches to the labour shortages that have resulted from HIV and AIDS. Please see the end of the script for descriptions of some of the coping strategies mentioned in the script.