Marie Kondo once said that tidying your physical space allows you to tend to your psychological space. This is also true when it comes to taking care of the place we live in either by giving back or helping. Our relationship with the place we are living in and the people around us gives us the energy and inspiration to deal with problems such as the onset of HIV. To be able to witness people who are planting trees is a miracle in itself, how much more when someone who is either affected by or infected with HIV plants a tree?
PAFPI volunteers willingly and happily planted trees at the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine not only to show their support for the community to save and clean the earth, but also to be involved in a productive activity other than what they usually do. They provided an example that being mentally and emotionally empowered means they were able to contribute to the physical welfare of their environment and the wellbeing of the people living around them.