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A common sight in Maputo's suburbs is that of young children carrying around their younger siblings.

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some of us went through such experiences even before we lost our parents culture and traditions are also to blame coz the girl child is brought up to assume responsibilities bigger than her age. its very unfortunate
Posted Wednesday, September 10, 2008 5:14AM

These girls look so beautiful and strong
Jessica C.
Posted Saturday, August 09, 2008 9:27PM

It's so sad that as much time that we've put into the middle east, we've failed to help these children.

Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 2:34PM

While it is so heart warming to see these siblings caring for the young it is also very heart wrenching. They are not supposed to be responsible for their parents' responsibilities. Where is their childhood?
Wildomar CA USA
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 2:12PM

I think that it is so sad to see babies carrying babies. Those girls can't be no more than 10. It's soo upseting to know that this is going on. Those poor kids that have to step up and take care of their younger siblings because their parents have died, is just heartbreaking. I wish that there was more that could be done to make sure that this sort if thing doesn't happen anymore. God bless those babies!
New York
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 1:46PM

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author of this photograph:

Antonio Augustin
Maputo project participant

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Posted 4:09PM on Thursday, August 16, 2007 Pacific Time


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