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



15-year-old Amelia lost both parents to AIDS in 2002 when she was ten years old. She now lives with her brother and four sisters. She goes to school with fees paid by Reencontro and her favorite subjects are Portuguese and social sciences. When her parents were sick and dying, no one talked about it. About participating in The House Is Small, Amelia says, "Now I feel better…I feel that I have a future."

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Amelia is such a beautiful girl...bright eyes, pretty smile. Stay focused and know that things will get better.
Shreveport, La
Posted Wednesday, June 11, 2008 3:24AM

Amelia,I think your photo'A young visitor',has a quiet strength.It is my favorite..I'm looking forward to more of your work..You're future "is" very bright!!
Donnetta LaShon
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 11:30PM

Amelia: How wonderfully you've captured 8 individuals in 1 photo! And I can only see the eye of the person in the very background, but they are as focused on you as you are on them!/ejs
elise atearthlinkdotnet
Memphis TN
Posted Thursday, August 09, 2007 11:12AM

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I want my kids to have warm shelter, bright future and good education. My family to accept me. I want to own a house, to be independent, have a good job so I can raise my children -- to educate them.
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