Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Images of the Most Vulnerable

Via: CNN

People and vultures compete over scraps in the main garbage dump of Nairobi, Kenya.

There are more than three million people in Kenya infected with HIV/AIDS, and more than two million have died of AIDS-related complications, according to Kenya's National AIDS Control Council.

The people who live in Nairobi's slums often collect plastic bags from the dump and sell them for a few cents.

Fatma prepares food for her husband, Hussein, who is dying of AIDS, while their 11-year-old son Mukhtar watches. Fatma also is infected with AIDS.

There are as many as one million AIDS orphans in Kenya, and grandmothers are often the only ones left to care for the children. The disease has destroyed even indigenous communities deep in the Kenyan countryside -- such as the Masai community shown here.

Children sit in class at the Stara Rescue School in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya. Of the 470 children in the school, approximately 70 percent are AIDS orphans.

Masai grandmothers struggle to find food for their orphaned grandchildren.

Many AIDS orphans are themselves HIV positive.


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