Communications Associate, mothers2mothers
Nozandulela “Nozi” Samela first came to mothers2mothers (m2m) in 2004. She was six months pregnant and alone. When she was diagnosed HIV-positive, she was terrified. With the life-saving information and support provided by m2m, her infant son was born healthy and HIV-negative. With Nozi’s infectious enthusiasm and energy, she was recruited as a Mentor Mother where she continued to provide counseling and empowerment to newly diagnosed HIV-positive pregnant women and new mothers. She was later promoted to Site Coordinator of Site B, one of the busiest m2m programs in all of sub-Saharan Africa, and today serves as Communications Associate in m2m’s head office where she continues to spread the word about mothers2mothers’ part in the Global Plan to end pediatric AIDS and keep mothers alive.