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    nata, botswana. see more: natavillage.org

    On March 4, 2006, Nata made history by becoming the first village in Botswana with a website. natavillage.org is a unique opportunity for the reader to witness the battle to control the spread of HIV/AIDS in an African village. Botswana has the second highest HIV infection rate in the world (37% for ages 15-49). The co-founders, a Canadian traveler, a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer, and a local businessman were all frustrated that millions of dollars pour into Botswana due to the AIDS pandemic yet little money reaches remote villages like Nata. The site www.natavillage.org offers the visitor 3 videoblogs, a 10 minute documentary ( WATCH NOW), over 350 flickr photos and a blog that gives the reader an intimate look into the lives of the villagers. The reader is given the opportunity to donate directly to the village and the funds are managed transparently by a local 6 member board of trustees with very little overhead cost. The donor can see the results of their generosity through regular photos of what is purchased. People living with AIDS (PLWA's) in Nata must travel 60 miles to reach the ARV (anti-retroviral ) clinic. Many can't afford the $4.00 bus fare. The trust provides transportation money for all members of the PLWA support group to reach their life saving ARV's. The trust also purchased a sound system and generator for an out of school youth group that provides vital HIV/AIDS educational activities to Nata and the surrounding villages. We hope to serve as a model for other villages and change the way aid is distributed in the developing world.

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    1. jonrawlinson 75 months ago | reply

      Aspnet guy, no problem. Just be sure to give me credit.

      thanks,
      JON.

    2. Avision Photography 74 months ago | reply

      this one is outstanding, you take some great shots Jon!! (Chris Collacott here)

    3. M i r a n d a K [deleted] 73 months ago | reply

      unreal

    4. Miguel Servellón 70 months ago | reply

      Hola, soy el administrador de un grupo llamado NUESTROS ANCIANOS / OUR ELDERLY y nos encantaría agregar esto al grupo.

    5. Aldhis 67 months ago | reply

      Hi, I like the expression shown by this photo... I'd like to add this to my blog Stories of Picture to complete my post. I believe this is the most appropriate picture for it.

    6. Maurizio Casadei 62 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Fotografi senza frontiere, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    7. Pablo Polo 61 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Rostros + Expresiones - Faces & Expressions, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    8. loswl 59 months ago | reply

      Excellent shot, full of character!! :o)

      Congratulations this Photo is being featured in on INSPIKS .com


    9. godserv 58 months ago | reply

      Very memorable. Love it.

      Seen on inspiks.com in Spectacular photos of creation inspiks.com/2009/06/28/spectacular-photos-of-creation-par...

    10. Keir D. Chapple 58 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Positive Images of Black Men, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    11. louisa_catlover 56 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Human Faces: Fascinating Just the Way We Are, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
      --
      Found in a search. (?²ˣ)

    12. elizab634 42 months ago | reply

      Breathtaking .

    13. chaim4x1 41 months ago | reply

      This Person really needs some Anti Aging
      Treatment

    14. Nick_Hudson 38 months ago | reply

      I like the photojournalist approach - great job!

    15. Nick_Hudson 38 months ago | reply

      Another thing, I like how his left eye looks like it's reluctantly peering out of the socket, hiding behind folds of skin

    16. GoOverseas 32 months ago | reply

      Hello!

      Just wanted to let you know we've included this great photo in article we put together about effective ways to take portraits while traveling abroad: www.gooverseas.com/go-abroad-blog/how-photograph-people-w... We hope your photo will inspire others to continue taking great shots!

      Cheers,
      Andrew

    17. Horny Goat Man 17 months ago | reply

      I bet a few wise stories could be heard from this man

    18. World Footprints1 9 months ago | reply

      Thank you for sharing this beautiful photo. We have selected it as our daily "pick" on www.WorldFootprints.com

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