Meg Ryan's Mission to CARE
After a very public divorce, actress Meg Ryan decided to step away from her movie star fame to regroup.
Meg began volunteering with CARE, an organization that works to alleviate the hardships of poverty throughout the developing world. Recently she traveled 8,000 miles to Delhi, India, to find Jehangirpuri—one of the poorest slums anywhere in the world.
Though India has the second-largest population of HIV-positive people in the world, discussion of AIDS there is forbidden. In Jehangirpuri, Meg met with a woman who is fighting against ignorance about HIV and AIDS.
She met with another woman who brought her along to a support group meeting organized by CARE. There, women discussed whatever was happening in their lives. "All the women in the village go just to talk about themselves or life, their kids, reproductive health, where they can get immunized," Meg says.