It’s hard to believe that almost six years ago, I travelled to Kenya. My life was forever changed by the people I met there…the children that loved with open arms, the women with next to nothing yet were still the most positive people I’d ever encountered. I was so young and just thinking about it gives me the itch to go out and see the world. Sadly it becomes far too easy to get comfortable in day-to-day life. I know I don’t think about these incredible individuals in need around the world nearly enough and I need all the reminders I can get.
I was so happy to discover 100cameras, an organization using photography to change communities around the world. 100cameras empowers marginalized children to document their lives through photography and to create positive change in their own communities. They sell children’s photographic prints and 100% of the proceeds are used to meet needs and empower growth within their communities. How awesome is that?
For those of us that can’t travel as much as we’d like, it’s fun to see photos from around the world and there’s something especially inspiring about seeing the world through the camera lens of a child. The photos in this post were taken by children in Cuba, New York, and Sudan!
I’m writing as part of their March 4th campaign, to help raise awareness about this awesome organization. I’d love if you would check out their shop or learn more about how you can take action. You can donate, purchase a photograph, spread the word on social media, or even adopt a camera to give to a child!
Don’t you love that last photo? It’s so beautiful and free.
Thanks for reading, friends. Hope you’re inspired!