Kenyan AIDS Activist Speaks about World Pulse in BBC Interview

Leah Okeyo is a living testament to the power of the internet. In a recent BBC interview, Leah recounts how internet access, and specifically the connections she has made on PulseWire, have empowered her as a woman living with AIDS in a rural Kenyan village. Leah has risen to become a powerful leader within the World Pulse community. One of the very first members to join PulseWire, Leah immediately saw the potential of this online community to support her work caring for women with HIV. Leah has overcome significant technological barriers to share her story online as a World Pulse correspondent. Through PulseWire, she has made lasting connections with leaders and activists from around the world.

In this BBC interview she recounts how she was enabled, through World Pulse, to attend the 2008 International AIDS conference in Mexico City—and how this experience changed her life. Leah continues to use PulseWire as a platform to empower and inspire others.

You can access her interview here. Scroll down to the post by Wanyama wa Shebursiri.

Then connect with Leah on PulseWire!

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Dear Leah, You are a strong woman with beautiful and powerful voice. You have been a role model on this community. I am glad that you spoke about World Pulse on BBC. Congratulations and keep the good work up.

With love and admiration Gifty

Gifty Pearl Abenaab Founder Greight Foundation

You are a light to many and a beacon of hope that reminds us all that we, indeed, are the hope we are looking for.

Keep your voice high and strong, we are listening!!!


Karambu Ringera International Peace Initiatives ( )

Dr. Karambu Ringera Founder and President, International Peace Initiatives