Faces from Lesotho

All the funds raised by Menu for Hope 4 will go to support the
school lunch program in Lesotho, as well as supporting the WFP buying
from local, subsistent farmers who practice conservation farming.

We sent a whole bunch of disposable cameras to Lesotho a few weeks
ago, and asked the children, teachers, and farmers participating in the
program to take photos of their daily lives. We wanted them to help us
document their lives and their stories, to bridge the distance,
physical or otherwise, between us. When we got the cameras back and
developed the films, we were completely swept away by the power of
those images. Unlike photographs filtered by the professional eye, these came from the perspective of the
people there. They are showing us a bit of their world, from their own
point of view.

Here’s a little teaser, a collection of some of my favorites. Some
of them are truly amazing, especially when we remember that they were
taken by untrained eyes, with simple disposable cameras.

Help support Menu for Hope 4, choose your raffle prizes and donate now.

More faces from Lesotho.

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9 Responses to “Faces from Lesotho

  • barbara said:
    December 9th, 2007 at 7:48pm

    That is great Pim. It really personalises the campaign.

  • Jess said:
    December 10th, 2007 at 2:46am

    The photos are amazing.

  • Bill said:
    December 10th, 2007 at 6:53am

    I look around my home after looking at these photos, and I realize once again how amazingly blessed I am.
    I’m going to buy some raffle tickets right now, and I’m even more proud to be participating in this year’s event.
    Bill Wilson
    The Wine For Newbies Podcast

  • jen maiser said:
    December 10th, 2007 at 8:23am

    Love that you did this … can’t wait to see more of the photos.

  • redboy said:
    December 19th, 2007 at 11:29am

    these pics are amazing. thank you so much for sharing :)))

  • Cal said:
    December 21st, 2007 at 7:28am

    Oh my goodness, those are amazing photos. I love the one of the dresser with all the plates displayed.
    You could auction off prints – I’d buy tickets!

    July 29th, 2008 at 7:00am


    July 29th, 2008 at 7:01am


  • Desinle said:
    September 28th, 2012 at 4:17am

    the picture does not seem to load.. i am on chrome browser on windows..

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