Photo Stories: African Women and Kids
Affected by AIDS Share their Lives

Children raising children
In a Maputo neighborhood where Reencontro works to support orphans, a young boy takes care of a baby sibling. AIDS has created a generation of children who have lost their parents and must now raise themselves.

comments from website visitors:

I have tears in my eyes just looking at the photo..what a beautiful boy, how brave he is.
Sacramento, CA
Posted Wednesday, June 11, 2008 3:15PM

Here is a story by itself .
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 7:38PM

What a very handsome little boy. It is sad to see that he has to care for his little brother/sister, and he himself is just a child. We sometimes get carried away with our lives being so hard and there are others in the world who have it harder than we do...Beautiful photo.
New York
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 3:18PM

Very emotional.....sweet, yet sad
Springfield, Missouri
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 1:34PM

How wonderful and sad at the same time.
Tara L.
North Carolina, USA
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 1:28PM

A beautiful picture of a tragic circumstance. This boy and his baby brother or sister are truly inspiring.
Yakima, WA.
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 12:53PM

Such a beautiful boy! He has so much warmth in his eyes.
Emily Galloway
Birmingham, AL
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 12:36PM

This photo speaks volumes. A child raising a child. It hurts so deeply to see how much he cares for the baby and he is a baby himself.
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 12:29PM

What a stunning photo.. I see so much love!
sarah u.
olympia, washington
Posted Tuesday, August 14, 2007 2:22AM

Here is my hero.
juanjo n_ maturana
navacerrada (spain)
Posted Friday, August 10, 2007 6:43PM

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author of this photograph:

Maputo project participant

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Posted 10:47PM on Wednesday, August 08, 2007 Pacific Time


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