Frances Faramenga is beautiful girl living in the slumps of Harare, Zimbabwe. When she was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS she decided to take on the fight. Not only against her illness, but even more against the cultural stereoptypes that are associated with it.


We followed Frances Faramenga in her hometown for a few weeks. Doing her daily dishes, going to schools, getting her medicines.  

Frances passed away early April 2013, at the age of 27. She left behind a baby daughter.


The story of girl is social media documentary. It is completely and exclusively channeled through her personal social media accounts. Only those who followed her, could follow her story. 






Concept and production
Lighthouse Reports / Klaas van Dijken, Ludo Hekman, Tom van de Beek

Special thanks to:
Jair Sagstrom