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

The entourage
Outside of Varlito's bedroom window, kids bust out dance moves. Varlito has many friends in the neighborhood, although he lives in the house by himself. When his parents died, the house remained unfinished. Reencontro community leaders found him at living at home alone. Over a period of time, they continued to visit and improved the house until is was fully built. Reencontro continues to support Varlito with food and medicine.

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I love that everyone is having a great time!
Jessica C.
Chicago, Illinois
Posted Saturday, August 09, 2008 9:14PM

look at the attitude! ha ha! great picture. it's amazing how happy they are! kids in america under the same circumstances wouldn't be as happy i don't think. we can learn from these children.
Posted Wednesday, June 11, 2008 1:03PM

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author of this photograph:

Maputo project participant

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Maputo project participant

publication details:

Posted 3:25PM on Thursday, August 16, 2007 Pacific Time


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What I can say to my family, and my community, is that the most important thing is love, not money. Sometimes they say that they donít visit us because they have nothing to give us. We need love, not things. Even with money you can still feel alone inside.
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