Cambodia – Him

Him lost his sight as a toddler when a landmine went off nearby. “My name is Him and I’m 24 years old. I come from a family of farmers, and we own 3 hectares of farmland. Our family plants mostly rice and cassava. Most of our crops go towards feeding the family. We plant rice […]

Tanzania – Hassan

Hassan was very sick with an undiagnosed illness. APOPO retested his sample and diagnosed him TB positive. “My name is Hassan Kitumbui and I am 42 years old. I support a wife, one child and my elderly mother. I work at a small market in Dar es Salaam at a fruit vendor selling bananas, watermelons […]

Zimbabwe – Itai

Itai worries for her life as she tries to make ends meet. Itai wakes up to plough her field almost every day during the Zimbabwean farming season when temperatures are extremely high with sporadic rainfall. She got married into the Matimise family in 2011, and since 1994 has lived and farmed in Chilotlela. When she […]

Zito

MINE ACTION ANGOLA – MARIAM AND HER FATHER Zito hits a hidden landmine with his hoe while preparing his land for crops. The landmines have always prevented our freedom of movement. From the last house in the village, you can see the sign that shows where the landmines begin, only about 30 meters away. That […]

Tanzania – Esther

Single mom discovers her son has a rare form of extra-pulmonary tuberculosis with the help of APOPO’s HeroRATs.

Cambodia – Sa Ngem

Cambodia – Keo Sa Ngem A mother of four recounts how she lost part of her leg when she stepped on a landmine. “My name is Keo Sa Ngem, I am 43 years old and live in Prey Ttoteng village. I am the mother of four children, two boys and two girls. My eldest is […]

Cambodia – Sreda

Cambodia – Kuy Sreda Sreda worries for her little sisters as they go to school. “My name is Sreda and I am 22 years old. I live with my mother and three younger sisters in Wat village in the commune of Sre Noi, Cambodia. When my father passed away it fell on my shoulders to […]

Tanzania – Charles

Single mom discovers her son has a rare form of extra-pulmonary tuberculosis with the help of APOPO’s HeroRATs.