"When I heard her talk about her status I asked myself, 'why can't I have the same courage?'" These words were spoken by Irja Narajalongo describing her feelings as she sat in a seminar listening to Antita Issacs, regional director of the Lironga Eparu ("Learn to Survive") organization one day in the spring of 2003. Irja had known that she was HIV+ for nearly four years, but had been afraid to make her status public fearing that she would be rejected by her family, students and fellow teachers at Oneeya Combined School in rural Namibia. Both of these HIV+ women are models for not just all other women in Namibia, but as well for HIV+ people all around the world. Their story is one of courage, conviction, and action motivated by love for their fellow Namibians.