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

From trash to treasure
Children at the dump behind the home of Irenio and Saquina search through the garbage for things to play with. These two boys have found a toy mobile phone that plays a tune when the buttons are pressed. "This photo shows children who are friends," Jeremias says. "It's what we should all be."

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After spending 2 years in South Africa it is nice to see that people are starting to understand the multi-face of HIV and AIDS.
Betsy Corne
North Carolina
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 12:50PM

I love this picture, it's such a great close-up on these boys, while in the background the dump sort of heaves and steams . . . like two different realities.
Mara W-M
Venice, CA
Posted Friday, August 10, 2007 9:34AM

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Maputo project participant

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Posted 11:13PM on Wednesday, August 08, 2007 Pacific Time


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