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Inside/Out with Martha Tholanah, HIV & AIDS Treatment Access activist
Kubatana.net
May 15, 2008

Describe yourself in five words?
Optimistic, hopeful, generous, loving, determined

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
"God's handwriting is neat," from my late father N. F. Tholanah (snr)

What’s the most ridiculous thing you’ve ever done?
Went to a rally to welcome Robert Mugabe at Sakubva Stadium in early 1980

What is your most treasured possession?
My two daughters, and my granddaughter

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Loss of hope

Do you have any strange hobbies?
I do not think so

What do you dislike most about your appearance?
My tummy

What is your greatest extravagance?
Books, novels and magazines

What have you got in your fridge?
Avocados, vegetables, water

What is your greatest fear?
Failing to provide for my family

What have you got in your pockets right now?
No pockets

What is your favourite journey?
To Chimanimani, Pork Pie Hill

Who are your heroes in real life?
My late parents, Martha and Noah F Tholanah (snr), Winnie Madikizela Mandela, Tariro Chikwanha of Utano Support Group in Chitungwiza, Keith Goddard

When and where were you happiest?
2005 - working at GALZ

What’s your biggest vice?
100% strong filter coffee

What were you like at school?
Bookworm

What are you doing next?
Going to join the Global Fund Round 8 writing team


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