After having salt visits to the truck drivers and getting their views and their dream towards a free HIV/AIDS generation it emerged that we are only targeting the truck drivers alone and leaving behind their spouses who are not spared either by the pandemic.Some drivers said that they themselves have done everything to abstain or use Condom if it is a must ,but back at home their spouses have friends who they move around with and they don't use preventive measures to protect themselves .So the drivers were so disturbed and they were not able to know when this happens because most of the time they are away. They were worried because if the spouse gets infected , all the blame will go to the truck driver since everyone will think he is the one who is away with sex workers, a claim which was true and now they were asking how their spouses can get this information and be educated on how to prevent themselves. This debate is the one which triggered the process of involving the truck drivers spouses in our salt visits and the first one was held in the house of one truck driver where we invited ten others with their spouses .
What transpired there was so encouraging and the stories we heard were so touching, each one pointing a finger to the other without knowing about his/her action was not the wright one.
After the visit we were invited again by everyone who was there inquiring to learn more and one resolution was made by the spouses-- :That whenever the husband leaves the house for the journey they will always make sure there is a pack of Condom in the bag of their husbands and this was unanimously passed by all. This was a great Community competence which helped to bring together two groups of people doing one thing in common without involving the other and always blaming the other.
A self assessment followed and the outcome was great.