Saturday, January 20, 2007

The Kids of Sikoro

Our nephew Fode is working with a grassroots health organization in Sikoroni, one of the poorest sections of Bamako. He and his colleague Niang took us on a stroll through the neighborhood one afternoon. We were amazed at the high spirits we saw in the community, despite the obstacles these folks struggle to overcome each day.

At one point on the walk I started to snap a photo of Fode and his daughter, Julia Fanta. More and more kids rushed in to join the photo, until finally we had this "class photo" shoot! That's Julia Fanta on Fode's shoulders down near the left, and Doria's sister Julie in the sunhat on the right.

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