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The Other Half We Don’t See

We often think of the “other half” as the wealthy, but we find poverty throughout the world today. These are pictures I have taken on some of my travels that show how more than the ‘other half’ actually live.

See more of this week’s photo weekly prompt contributions at https://weeklyprompts.com/2018/09/22/photo-challenge-the-other-half/

KENYA

One of the numerous slums in Nairobi, Kenya

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                                           Street vendors in Nairobi

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The daily visitors to the streets of a slum in Nairobi

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A classroom in a school that is also an orphanage in Kenya

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This woman is preparing lunch for the children in the school’s kitchen 

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Life in a rural Kenya village

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COPPER CANYON, MEXICO

 

In Copper Canyon, Mexico a family lives in a cave

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           Children selling baskets on the streets

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CHINA

In China we caught glimpses of life for the ‘other half’.

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Houseboat living 

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Preparing a community dinner for special guests

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Delivery service for the ‘other half’

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9 thoughts on “The Other Half We Don’t See

  1. Yes, we have much to be thankful for. Yet, that other “other half” could do so much to alleviate a lot of that suffering – a few of them are, but there are so many others that do not.

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  2. There’s a lot to process here. From a pure artist/photographer standpoint my favorite is the woman cooking for the school. But on the human level there seems to be so much wrong that people live like this and the problem is so huge as to be overwhelming.

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    1. Isn’t she grand? Did you notice the cat sitting almost on the fire at the cook’s feet? Circumstances dictate our role in life, and we can urge the folks who occupy the first half coffers to give to the other half that continues to struggle in poverty.

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  3. The other Half! You’ve certainly shown us all how this other half lives. As Peter said, we have so very much to be thankful for. Thank you for sharing these pictures Margo and also for choosing to link them to Weekly Prompts.

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