On Sunday, the 6th of August, we visit an area near Mbale called Iki-iki. As our local guide points out, the population of Iki-iki is mainly made up of widows and orphans. “Where are the men?" we ask.“Most of them died of AIDS. Women and children are infected as well. But because they have lower social status compared with adult male in the local society -- also because the women are the breadwinner of the family -- they are more willing to receive treatment,” our guide replies. His words remind me a novel, Chanda’s Secrets, which narrates a young African girl’s story of confronting AIDS and rescuing people she loves from the despair brought by the pandemic disease. The story is just like the epitome of what we have seen and heard these days. In Iki-iki, in the villages, and in the schools we’ve visited, many people around us are suffering from HIV, yet they fight for their lives. Perhaps, it is only when we deeply realize that one day our physical bodies will inevitably perish that we could generously give out the love and hope we have. We try to put our care into action by teaching girls how to make reusable sanitary pads by themselves. It may seem to be a subtle thing, but it could in fact make a long-term impact. The commercially available pads are generally unaffordable considering the local salary rate. One girl told us that if she chose to buy pads this month, her family would not have enough money to purchase daily necessities. And this plight has led to a series of sanitary and social problem. Hence, to make reusable pads is the very first step to change the difficult situation that the girls and women face. It is still a long way to go, but I think we all believe in the power of love, as Chanda, the brave girl in the novel, does.