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    In spite of everything, the little beggar still manages a smile and seems to be thinking of better things in life.

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    1. Koninho [deleted] ages ago | reply

      So powerful shot Stitch!
      Just get you in the guts...

    2. P.E. [deleted] ages ago | reply

      very nice indeed any government officials seeing this?? nice capture stitch

    3. mikeyfreedom ages ago | reply

      my heart , my heart..... wish i could wave a wand and give her everything she needs!

      just not right!~ people need to see such things every day, till we do something about it!

    4. mt•MT•Mt ages ago | reply

      I don't think you can STOP poverty. I don't even think you can END poverty. STOP makes it sound like "broke folks" aren't doing it right so they better stop. Poverty is a booming business. Check cashing stores, rent-to-own furniture, and save money and bag your own groceries style stores are quite well afloat because people don't have an abundance of the mighty dollar!
      People sitting on curbs are more than "poverty". Poverty is less than $8,000 annual income. Homelessness is it's own topic. Begging is not what regular people below the poverty line do. I realize I'm not in the same country as the person in the pix, but the definations don't change just because she's somewhere else!
      STOP poverty? I doubt the grandest Pollyanna can picture that ever happening! I'd like to put and end to unbrideled wealth! I want to stop waste and excess! Swimming stars! Y'all come back ya hear?

    5. Stitch ages ago | reply

      good points maintrainonline.

      Maybe my title is incorrect. What actually happens in my country is people live in poverty but are happy and make do with the little that they have at the same time they foster hope of having better things in life by getting some breaks which happens generations later, as in the case of this child. Perhaps her parents don't have enough means, but this child may have better breaks.

    6. Wen-Yan King 120 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Destitution through your lens [ snapshots & abstractions ], and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

      Destitution through your lens [ snapshots & abstractions ]. Get yours at

    7. Stitch 120 months ago | reply

      thanks medapt, added it.

    8. 37sechsblogger 113 months ago | reply

      Hello Stitch!
      And thanx for that pic which is the basic for a poem on my blog. The posting is about children-poverty in Berlin, Germany.

      All the best for you and have a good X-Mas-time!

    9. Isak B. [deleted] 110 months ago | reply

      Ciao, sono amministratore di un gruppo chiamato Genius Farm / 11th Contest Poverty. Ci farebbe piacere aggiungere le tuo foto al gruppo.

      You are a genius! Sei un genio! :)

      animali copia
      11th Contest Poverty
      in honor of Vittorio De Sica

    10. triton888 109 months ago | reply

      Hi...i see street kids in places like manila jakarta and India really bring tears to my eyes...I want to do something to help them.

    11. hayley.spann 107 months ago | reply

      Would it be alright if I used this photo for a display I am putting together to raise awareness of climate change and help to get more students involved? I would be very grateful I am very impressed =)

    12. Stitch 107 months ago | reply

      go ahead hayley, thanks ;)

    13. Kath [is not here right now] 103 months ago | reply

      saw this on an RSS feed from Digital Photography School. what a moving image.
      -- (?)

    14. filipinovoices 96 months ago | reply

      photo used at with attribution.. we hope it is okay, and quite a moving photo indeed..

    15. kate.52words 85 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called 52words, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    16. jddacanay89 84 months ago | reply

      Hey stitch, I was wondering if this photo was taken by you. It's a real good photo.

    17. Stitch 84 months ago | reply

      @dacanay, yes i took the photo, thanks

    18. Wishing Works 82 months ago | reply

      My name is Whitley O'Connor and I just started an organization called Wishing Works Inc., an organization dedicated to granting the dreams of underprivileged children. I searched the web for hours to find a picture that could represent my organization in presentations and couldn't find anything until I finally stumbled upon this. It's an amazing picture and it seems to portray what my organization represents. Is there any way you would be willing to give my organization consent to use this picture for promotional material?

      If you want to find out more our Facebook group link is below.

    19. Stitch 82 months ago | reply

      Hi Whitley, you may go ahead. Please acknowledge source and indicate “Photo by Jim Hilario”. Thanks and good luck with your worthwhile project.

    20. Cártama 42 months ago | reply

      Hi Jimmy. I would ask you if I can use this significant shot (or this one: as profile picture on Facebook, mentioning its source. Thank for your response and sharing your pictures.

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