A Catholic Answer to AIDS in Africa

National Catholic Register’s website:

Developed by Africans for Africans, Faithful House has opened up a whole new dimension of intimacy in the Rukundos’ marriage. “Now we work together, we play together, we do everything together A to Z,” Edith says, smiling.

“Anyone who lives in Africa understands the problems with marriages and the unhappiness of many African women,” says CRS physician Dorothy Brewster-Lee, who oversees the Faithful House program in Uganda, Rwanda and Ethiopia.

In one survey in Botswana, 43% of men and 17% of women reported having two or more regular sex partners in the previous year. In a national survey in South Africa, 40% of men and 25% of women currently had two or more lovers. This same sexual pattern is found throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

The Faithful House workshops … enter into a realm beyond public-health campaigns. Through the training workshops, Africans actually learn how to be faithful.

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