Photographer's Note

Met this young boy in a really small village in the middle of nowhere. I was shocked to hear he was 5 years old...
We spoke to his mother who also had 3 other children to raise on her own (her husband left her). This son was the weakest and was dying. The pigment has drawn completely from his hair. It was really heart breaking to watch. We ran back to the road, to a nearby shop to buy all the available babyfood we could find and also gave the mother some money, but unfortunately we were too late. When I was back in Holland and I e-mailed my hostess there to ask for the boy, she had heard he died. I was able to take this photo because the camera really does create distance. I coudn't even hug the little man afterwards, because he really was in pain. In the evening, alone in my bed, I looked back at the photo's I took and cried my eyes out.
let this kid motivate us all to do something about extreme poverty....

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