Echuka 24 &Eragai 21 - Baragoi,
and Eragai are good friends who have spent all day walking in 110º heat to
the market in Baragoi, Kenya to get salt for their camels and goats. Their
silver leaf earrings are worn by a married Turkana woman while the four
cowrie shells on Eragai's hand indicate that she had a miscarriage or a
stillbirth. She will wear the shells for the rest of her life.
Ngawang 22 - Dolma Nunnerg, India
lifelong desire was to become a nun, but she could not because of the
restrictions set in Tibet. When she learned of the religious freedom and
educational possibilities in India she made the difficult decision to leave
her family and home. She said, "It is terrible, but I could not be a true
Tibetan if I stayed in my own country."
Lourdes gets up at
5 am to take her cows up the mountain to pasture before schools starts.
after school she makes the three mile trek back up the mountain to retrieve
her cows and returns home to help her mother cook. She carries her sister
Bebigno with her most of the day. At school she currently speaks Quechua,
her native language and will begin to learn Spanish next year.
| Joseph 2 - Window Rock, Arizona
with his parents all the way from Window Rock, Arizona to dance in the Crow
Powwow in Montana. He actually decided to start dancing when he was just 19
months old. As the first in his family to start the traditional Najaho
dance, he is very representational.