Tag : women
This is in the city square in Antigua. The Mayan ladies are in their traditional dress, and they sell handmade products from their village.
An elderly woman in the Village of Fond Blanc, Haiti.
I was continually impressed how the women in Haiti carry heavy loads by balancing items on their heads. The women have no vehicles to help transport food, water and supplies, so they carry the loads on their heads over long distances.
This lady works in the small market in the Village of Fond Blanc. As you can see, she has such a sweet, open disposition.
We stopped and sat with this wonderful lady for quite a while. She weaves products that are sold to help pay for supplies for the school kids (in the school that Children’s HopeChest is trying to support). As we were leaving, she told us she needs eye surgery because she is going blind. We felt so inadequate because we had no idea what to do.
Washing clothes in the river that runs through the Village of Fond Blanc, Haiti.
This young lady is St. Urbeir Roseflorine, who has grown up and currently lives in the Fontamara Orphanage in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. I met her when I was at the orphanage to photograph each of the orphans for Children’s HopeChest. We were in a hurry because we had to take all the photos and make it to the airport in a tight time frame. It was oppressively hot, and I was sweating like crazy. Having lived in Colorado for the past 21 years, I am no longer used to this kind of heat. My clothes were soaking wet from sweat, and I was having a hard time keeping the sweat out of my eyes so I could shoot the photos. St. Urbeir must have noticed me struggling, and she took my flattened LumiQuest soft-box (that was not in use), and she used it to fan me as I shot. It felt so good to have that cool breeze from the fanning of the soft-box. St. Urbeir also took it upon herself to gently wipe the sweat off my forehead to keep the sweat from running down into my eyes. It was one of the sweetest gestures I’ve ever experienced while shooting.
St. Urbeir has such a serving and kind spirit, and I found that is typical of the adults and kids living in the Fontamara Orphanage. I thank God that I was able to meet St. Urbeir Roseflorine.
This is Carolyn, a volunteer at Mercy’s Gate, meeting with Rodney. The volunteers at Mercy’s Gate have such loving hearts.
This is Cassandra. She came to Mercy’s Gate for help. Look at those eyes….
I have just started a new project for Mercy’s Gate in Colorado Springs. This is the Julie Wilson, the Director of Mercy’s Gate, and I will be helping the ministry with its photography needs in the next few weeks. More to come…