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And Then Reality Hit | by a.wilcocks
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And Then Reality Hit

This is one of 93 widows that we shot and interviewed during our stay in Dondo, Mozambique, Helena.


Our project was to document the women and men for Iris Dondo's widow sponsorship program, but it became so much more than a list of questions and a deadline.


The women and men that we met were amazing, and truly taught us that joy is not circumstantial. That, despite the hardships they'd been through, they were still joyful, loving, and strong. The strength they showed us was mind blowing. But they have to be strong in order to endure.


Iris provides the women and men in the program with corn, rice, mattress, mosquito nets, etc. As well as help restoring or building homes.


More on this project to come.


*Low res version.

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Taken on July 12, 2011