The work developed in MAPS – Movimento de Apoio à Problemática da Sida – is part of a reality with ordinary people whose lives have been transformed.
Through this article you will look more closely to their habits, priorities and ways of living.
The intervention is performed daily by field visits, providing: aseptic material, distribution of preventive material, social and psychological support and information / education related with health.
MAPS intend to engage proactively to the emerging needs of the community, through an ethical imperative that everyone is entitled to a life with dignity.
This is the reality that MAPS team faces every day.
I thank all who made it possible for me to join this wonderful team and I hope that one day humanity will become based on love, compassion, peace, forgiveness, solidarity and goodness.
– Ana Barreto, Portugal