Victoria Beckham Partners with Born Free To Eradicate HIV Transmission in South Africa

Posted Thursday April 24, 2014 4:58 PM GMT

Lending her star power to those in need, Victoria Beckham headed back to South Africa to meet with mothers and children living with HIV.

The 40-year-old fashion designer teamed up with Vogue for the special trip to support AIDS charity Born Free, which strives to eradicate the transmission of HIV from mother to child by 2015.

"Here is beautiful little Esmonic Marima. She is four years old, and I met her on the children's ward in Tygerberg,” Victoria shared along with a snapshot of her and a sick child. “She is suffering from chronic liver disease. I took stickers and hair clips for the children in hospital, and Esmonic particularly loved the pink hair clips!”

"Seeing all of the sick children was very upsetting, however, and I realized how truly blessed I am for the health of my own children,” Miss Beckham explained. "I hope by becoming an informed advocate for the cause, that the eradication of mother-to-infant HIV is just around the corner."

Victoria also appeared in a short clip about the initiative. Check it out below!



Photo Credit: Victoria Beckham