Our Reach in Mozambique
Nasérgia Artur, 31, is a single mother who lives with her five children in Chiure village, in Cabo Delgado Province. As a Mentor Mother, she assists mothers access health services at the Chiure District Hosptial, and provides them with education and psychosocial support to live healthy, thriving lives.
“My passion for helping others stems from my own experiences. In 2009, I tested positive for HIV when I was pregnant with my first child. I felt sad and went home to speak to my mother, who encouraged me to go back to the clinic and start treatment immediately. I am grateful because I stayed on treatment and all my babies were born HIV-free.
I started volunteering at the Chiure District Hospital in 2017, and completed training hosted by m2m in 2019. I was employed by the Ariel Foundation as a Mentor Mother and joined m2m in 2020, who took over the project.
I feel extremely happy when I can help other women accept their HIV status and support them to stay on antiretroviral treatment so they can take care of themselves and to give birth to HIV-free babies. My story inspires them to change their behaviours and live positively.”