Upone Hospital

To you dear Jody,

Many greetings come to you where you are. I have much sympathy for your team and the job you are doing. For me, I am happy with my family. I would like to thank you for your good treatment. There is nothing more I can say except to pass my greetings on to your people in America and to remind you to remain close to us and those affected by HIV. Once they become separated,they will have nothing to discourage them from committing suicide.

I have nothing more, from me, Farida, and my friends Tatu, Mary, Raheli, Rukia, and Amina.

(At the bottom of this handwritten letter, translated by our wonderful driver, Lasikar, was a heart with several separations, each with the word “UPENDO”, Swahili for “LOVE.”