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Brother in waiting... | by carf
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Brother in waiting...

No matter the hardships, a new family member is always made welcome...


See text in previous images for this series.


As a single mother in Brazil, Paula's life is far from easy.

The hardships she has gone through after having to face yet another pregnancy and the consequently difficult situation she now finds herself in after not having been attended by the government's sterilization programme, where she has been on the waiting list since her last born, can be felt deep into my heart each time I visit her and share her pains.


We are now helping Paula to raise her head just a little higher and for the cost of 600-800 dollars, together with the helpful volunteer manpower of equally situated neighbours, we are reconstructing her home with some solid brick walls, a non-leaking roof and a cement covered floor, so that at least she can economize some of her energy in trying to keep a dry roof over her head and a clean floor during each windy rainstorm on the hilltop where she lives in her simple hut.


If anyone would like to assist us with a contribution towards covering this cost, please feel free to access our Changemakers Campaign Page where this can be done as quick as you read this text. (please mention Paula's Home when making a contribution). So far my appeal has raised $400 from the Flickr community and if we receive more than what we have spent we'll buy her a few household items for the rest of the money, which I'm sure she would most appreciate.


Thanks a lot!


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Taken on November 13, 2007