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



13-year-old Cecilia lives with her grandmother and older brother; their parents died of AIDS when Cecilia was very young. Her brother, Serge, runs a small business, providing the family with some income. Contributions from Reencontro also help make ends meet.

Cecilia loves school. She walks 30 minutes each way to school every day and hopes to be a director of a school when she grows up. Many of her concerns are with her family and home because the roof of the house leaks when it rains and she worries about her grandmotherís health, as she has problems with her legs.

comments from website visitors:

Cecilia, you keep fighting for what you want and don't let anything keep you back. stay dedicated, focused and determined!!

Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 1:27PM

Your pictures are incredible!!! It's wonderful to learn about your country, and the people. Keep up the great work!!! I especially like Sun and shade, a great picture!!
Posted Saturday, August 11, 2007 6:45PM

Cecilia: I think that Sun and Shade and Rolling are terrific phots! I wish I could meet all of the people you've captured here! Keep up the good work! /ejs
elise atearthlinkdotnet
Memphis TN
Posted Thursday, August 09, 2007 11:02AM

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photos by this person (click to view larger):

The light through the window


Children at a market


Sun and shade

Drinking water


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Double check time
Eugene Ahn


Cecilia at home

Steady hand
Lynn Warshafsky


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