Kevin in Liberia

Its Purpose: to raise awareness of current social, political, ethical, and spiritual issues within a relief and development context in Liberia. Its effectiveness is simple: It relies on me, the author, to provide insightful, and often debate-sparking material that will encourage you, the reader to get engaged through comment contributions, emails, and promoting others to read, re-think, and respond to the important issues discussed.

I know not which is most profitable to me, health or sickness, wealth or poverty, nor anything else in the world. That discernment is beyond the power of men or angels, and is hidden among the secrets of your Providence, which I adore, but do not seek to fathom. ~ a prayer by Blaise Pascal

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

A Solitary Liberian Child

This picture was taken in the village of Belleh Kalata. The forgotten Belleh people are only accessible by helicopter in the rainy season in Liberia and due to inaccessibility have been left out of much of the relief and development aid that has flowed into Liberia. Untouched by most outsiders, the Belleh people have learned to become extremely resourceful – a small child with what I like to call the ‘Bamboo Barbie’. I took this picture because I find beauty in simplicity and I believe this picture personifies simple beauty.

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