by Charles Scott
A caregiver, counselor, and role model,
Modimola has nurtured a commitment to care for others into a sanctuary
of support for families affected by HIV/AIDS.
The tree is a powerful symbol of stability
and resilience across much of Africa.
Trees provide shelter from the blazing
sun, traditional medicines, building materials, firewood, and food. So,
it was fitting that a group of 30 women chose to gather beneath a tree
in Welgeval village, South Africa, in 2002 and decided they had to take
"When we became aware of the deadly