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



15-year-old Carla lost both of her parents to AIDS in 2003 when she was 11 years old. At first, Carla and her three siblings went to live with their uncle, who took them to live with an aunt, where they continue to live today. Carla and her siblings receive support from their uncle, while their school fees, some food, and clothing is paid for by Reencontro.

Carla is bright and ambitious, and dedicated to her studies. Her dream? To become a doctor or a lawyer. She liked participating in The House Is Small because it helped occupy her time while on holiday from school. Through the project she learned that there are different types of photography and how to tell stories through photos. Through her photography, she would like for people to see how she lives, how she suffers, and how she is happy.

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Carla,your bright spirit shows through your work..I'd love to see more photos from you..May all your dreams come true!!
Donnetta LaShon
Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 11:41PM

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When my parents died some neighbors and family abandoned us, although some are still supportive, but it is different than before. Now, my family will say hello in the street, but they will not come into our home. I asked my Uncle, why doesn’t anyone visit us? Why won’t people visit?
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