Monday, October 6, 2008

Mijar Family

Makhmali Mijar and four of her five children came to live at Shanti Sewa Griha about 5 years ago. The kids- Santos,16; Sangita, 14; Sanju, 10; and Surez, 5 all have Xeroderma, a genetic skin disorder that causes freckling and puts them at a high risk for developing skin cancer.
The Mijars are one of the families that I plan to focus on more intensely for this project, as they are dealing so much with the compounded issues of poverty that effect so many families in Nepal.
This was my first day photographing them- there was a lot of chaos, people coming in and out of the room... a typical day at Shanti. These are 2 of the portraits that I liked.

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