"We are all handmade people created by a God who is not safe or small." Rend Collective Experiment

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Matthew 10:42~

And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward. Matthew 10:42



This picture shows little Somed labouring at a butchers washing base where butchers wash animal intestines and other meat.
Despite his size, he is almost six years old. His father sent him to work - to help supplement his income as a loading boy or “Kayakaya”. His mother is unemployed.
Little Somed is paid the equivalent of about twenty five cents Canadian per day. He uses this money to take care of his family. He is a school drop out because his parents are dealing with poverty.




Fayima is eight years old and sells water everyday after school. Both her parents are unemployed. Fayima needs to work so that her family can get a daily meal.


From
Adams Abdul Sammed 's
Photo Essay called "Child Play" which depicts the lives of children in Ghana in one neighborhood in Ghana.

4 comments:

jen said...

Renee,
So sad, thank you for sharing. Is there a way to see the entire photo essay?

Jennine

Mary Grace said...

My heart breaks for these children.

Thanks for sharing.

Robin's Reports said...

It does make me sick when I think how we waste money on junk, like a Happy Meal with a ridiculously cheap plastic toy. That $3 could do so much for a child in Ghana.

Deborah said...

Could you give us a link to go to so that we could see more pictures? Thank you for helping us to see the needs of children in Africa.

We are counting down the days :)

Love you!