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.
This post is in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Letters. To view more entries, click here.
Our visit to lovely, picturesque Zhou Zhuang, one of the oldest water villages in all of China. This post was written in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside. To see more entries, click here.