I was in rural Ethiopia visiting a Lie and Wait house for expectant mothers and saw this farmer tending his plot. I asked him by showing him my camera and smiling (since I don’t speak Amharic) if I could take his photo, and he happily obliged.
I met this beautiful Ethiopian mother at a Lie and Wait House where she waited with her daughter below who was days within giving birth. In rural Ethiopia, some women are hours on foot from the nearest midwife or hospital. The lie and wait house is a place where woman can wait to deliver and be near a health care facility. It has saved many lives.
I was in Ethiopia in June as a reporting fellow with the International Reporting Project.
I met this beautiful woman at Project Mercy in rural Ethiopia. She and her friends were spending the afternoon together weaving bowls and baskets to sell to raise funds for Project Mercy which helps the local community with education and much needed access to healthcare.
We were touring the largest, masterful cemetery in Havana, The Colon Cemetery, where I spotted this man etching the details on a gravestone.
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