Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Three Women, Smiles All Around, Humana People to People India, Rajasthan, India, November, 2009

As a constant guest to these incredible places, I cannot understate the significance of a smile in my work.

So much of the subject matter is deeply serious, and the people involved in the work a most dedicated group. As a result, when smiles break out in such a setting everyone breathes in a more relaxed fashion. Here are three women involved in the education of pregnant women, witnesses to a world where even the most basic medical care is out of reach for those very women whom they encounter.

In spite of these and other difficulties, they take a moment to laugh for the camera. They impress on me the need to have hope in the midst of suffering. They will themselves go home after their time in this village and prepare the meals for their families, clean the house and more than likely go with their daughters to fetch water from great distances.

They inspire me to do more for their daughters, and my hope is that they inspire you, the reader.

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