Meet Charles

Photograph by Sven Torfinn

“As a person living with HIV the most fearful thing is when you hear that the drug is not gonna be found. Or the availability of the drugs is no more. It’s just like putting a rope and tying it on a neck of a person.“

Charles Sako lives with his partner Noel and daughter Gift in Kibera, a deprived area of the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. Charles is HIV positive and receives treatment at an MSF clinic in Kibera. Charles is a healthy and active individual, working as a receptionist in a health centre to support his family. His child, Gift Sandra, is HIV negative and Charles has plans to become a truck driver to further his dreams and ensure financial security for his family.