Newsletter of the Sida-funded ILO programme on HIV/AIDS prevention and impact mitigation in the world of work in Sub-Saharan Africa. Issue number 3, October 2009

This issue provides insight into how cooperatives are responding to HIV/AIDS by building economic resiliency to mitigate the impact of the epidemic. One feature tells the story of how an Ethiopian woman was able to increase her livelihood thanks to the ILO Start and Improve Your Business programme. Another story focuses on activities by the cooperative project in Cameroon aimed at improving the quality of life for women affected by HIV/AIDS. A feature from Tanzania highlights the need for better entrepreneurship skills, a reminder that high levels of poverty and HIV prevalence in project areas are closely linked. Finally, two articles on the transport sector response underscore how the impact of the ILOAIDS/Sida programme is resonating far beyond the sector itself.