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fckyeahprettyafricans:

Traditional ghanaian bride
Pic via idoghana
Mu by toronto based ghanaian mua
Insta : avaya.noelle
fckyeahprettyafricans:

Traditional ghanaian bride
Pic via idoghana
Mu by toronto based ghanaian mua
Insta : avaya.noelle

fckyeahprettyafricans:

Traditional ghanaian bride

Pic via idoghana

Mu by toronto based ghanaian mua

Insta : avaya.noelle

reportagebygettyimages:

In the autumn of their lives, many South African grandmothers are still in the midst of raising children. HIV/AIDS has taken their sons and daughters, leaving them with the burden of raising their grandchildren. The loss of parents to HIV/AIDS has created 1.9 million orphans in South Africa, and, according to UNICEF, 64 percent of the orphans are being cared for by a grandparent. Most of the families live in poverty either in the rural areas or in the overcrowded townships in big cities. Growing up in an urban township is challenging for any child; neighborhoods are crowded and unemployment is high, along with prostitution, alcohol abuse, poverty, and crime. HIV/AIDS orphans are at even greater risk in these locations, as studies show this traumatized group is quicker to display antisocial behavior. HIV/AIDS orphans also become sexually active younger, thus exposing them to HIV earlier, a destructive cycle that many grandmothers are trying to stop.

 See more from A Generation Lost – Grannies and AIDS Orphans, by Jonathan Torgovnik

typicalugandan:

"African Dances" by Ugandan artist: Gloria Ssali

  • Igbo dance, Nigeria
  • Reed dance, Swaziland
  • Warba dance, Burkina Faso
  • Bakiga dance, Uganda
  • Kuduro dance, Angola
  • Maasai dance, Kenya
  • Quda dance, Eritrea
  • Saharwi dance, Western Sahara
  • San dance, Botswana
  • Traditional dance, Central African Republic
catandfinch:

Friends headed to lunch.
International Community School.  Kumasi, Ghana
Photo @catandfinch
catandfinch:

Friends headed to lunch.
International Community School.  Kumasi, Ghana
Photo @catandfinch

catandfinch:

Friends headed to lunch.

International Community School.  Kumasi, Ghana

Photo @catandfinch

sed:

 Braids
Serrekunda, The Gambia
2011
sed:

 Braids
Serrekunda, The Gambia
2011

sed:

Braids

Serrekunda, The Gambia

2011

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