Meet the Community of Dhola: Moti Maya
Meet the Community of Dhola: Moti Maya
A Teacher In Rural Uganda
A Teacher In Rural Uganda
MAHA SHIVARATRI
MAHA SHIVARATRI
MADHAV NARAYAN
MADHAV NARAYAN
One Mango Tree
One Mango Tree
A Farmer in Rural Uganda
A Farmer in Rural Uganda
Create the Future You Desire
Create the Future You Desire
MAHA SHIVARATRI
MAHA SHIVARATRI
A Teacher In Rural Uganda
A Teacher In Rural Uganda
Afternoon Snack
Afternoon Snack
A Day In The Life of a Ugandan Farmer
A Day In The Life of a Ugandan Farmer
Chain Free Elephants in Nepal
Chain Free Elephants in Nepal
School Must Go On
School Must Go On
Rwandan Women Farmers
Rwandan Women Farmers
Maize
Maize
Literacy Leads To Better A Better Life for the Women of Nyamirambo
Literacy Leads To Better A Better Life for the Women of Nyamirambo
MADHAV NARAYAN
MADHAV NARAYAN
Recruiting Rwandan Girls to S.T.E.M
Recruiting Rwandan Girls to S.T.E.M
New Forest Company Support Rwandan Beekeepers
New Forest Company Support Rwandan Beekeepers
A Day In the Life of a Rwandan Mother
A Day In the Life of a Rwandan Mother
Hospital Meals to Patients in Need
Hospital Meals to Patients in Need
MADHAV NARAYAN
MADHAV NARAYAN
Chain Free Elephants in Nepal
Chain Free Elephants in Nepal
The Boy Monks of Dohla
The Boy Monks of Dohla
Meet the Community of Dhola: Moti Maya
Meet the Community of Dhola: Moti MayaMoti Maya was only seventeen when she experienced her first earthquake¬, an 8.4M shock that struck Nepal on January 15, 1934. Eighty-one years later, her home was destroyed by the recent massive quake in 2015 that also killed four people in her small village. After two months of living in the destruction with very little food, Maya Moti left everything she knew and went by helicopter to start a new life in Dhola.She spent the last year living in a tent, but her spirit remains strong and positive. While she confirms that nothing remains for her family in their old village, she finds all these changes in her life exciting. She expects she will die soon but is pleased that her daughter, son, and grandchildren will now have a safe place to call home in Dhola.Moti Maya’s wish is that her community will live in harmony while undertaking their project of building their fifty-five new homes.Rebuild homes | Heal Hearts Donate: http://bit.ly/rebuilddhola
A Teacher In Rural Uganda
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MAHA SHIVARATRI
MAHA SHIVARATRII’ve come the day before Shivaratri, a Hindu festival celebrated annually in reverence of the god Shiva, in the hopes that I will catch the sadhus preparing for the ceremonies. As a non-Hindu, I’m not permitted to enter Pashupatianath Temple. This temple is considered one of the sacred temples of the Hindu faith.  So, I shoot from outside, the sadhus’ dressing room. I’m in luck. Several sahdus begin their preparations by covering themselves in ash, some taking several hours to paint their bodies. There is a wide array of dress (or in some cases undress) and makeup, but each sadhu has his own theme. Read the rest of the story: http://www.crystalinerandazzo.com/blog/2016/3/17/or2gjndogpuwhkxms91ainh7yjkecc
MADHAV NARAYAN
MADHAV NARAYANThis morning, I'm documenting the Madhav Narayan festival in Bhaktapur. This month-long festival is one of the most difficult rituals practiced by Hindus in Nepal. Devotees undertake a month-long fast, walk barefoot in the cold winter mornings, and take a chilly, holy bath in the early light of day.Around me, women loosen their hair and prepare their offerings before entering the freezing water. They disregard the trash that floats up around them and rinse their entire body, including their mouths. Many light candles at the water's edge and chants of Madhav Narayan fill the air.Read the whole story here: http://www.crystalinerandazzo.com/blog/2016/2/25/a-photographer-in-nepal-madhav-narayan
One Mango Tree
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A Farmer in Rural Uganda
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Create the Future You Desire
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MAHA SHIVARATRI
MAHA SHIVARATRII’ve come the day before Shivaratri, a Hindu festival celebrated annually in reverence of the god Shiva, in the hopes that I will catch the sadhus preparing for the ceremonies. As a non-Hindu, I’m not permitted to enter Pashupatianath Temple. This temple is considered one of the sacred temples of the Hindu faith.  So, I shoot from outside, the sadhus’ dressing room. I’m in luck. Several sahdus begin their preparations by covering themselves in ash, some taking several hours to paint their bodies. There is a wide array of dress (or in some cases undress) and makeup, but each sadhu has his own theme. Read the rest of the story: http://www.crystalinerandazzo.com/blog/2016/3/17/or2gjndogpuwhkxms91ainh7yjkecc
A Teacher In Rural Uganda
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Afternoon Snack
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A Day In The Life of a Ugandan Farmer
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Chain Free Elephants in Nepal
Chain Free Elephants in NepalTigertops Lodge in Nepal is the first lodge to allow their elephants to go chain free and eliminate the practice of elephant rides. Instead, they promote ethical tourism by setting up jungle walks with their elephants. To learn more about elephant conservation, visit http://elephantwatchnepal.com/.
School Must Go On
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Rwandan Women Farmers
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Maize
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Literacy Leads To Better A Better Life for the Women of Nyamirambo
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MADHAV NARAYAN
MADHAV NARAYANThis morning, I'm documenting the Madhav Narayan festival in Bhaktapur. This month-long festival is one of the most difficult rituals practiced by Hindus in Nepal. Devotees undertake a month-long fast, walk barefoot in the cold winter mornings, and take a chilly, holy bath in the early light of day.Across the bank of the river, a row of men and boys line up in front of a temple. They are dressed in white. They hold conch shells in their hands and lift them to their lips. They chant and follow women in red who roll out large pieces of white fabric. The men and boys roll or crawl over the fabric, which is unrolled around the entire perimeter of the temple (maybe a half a mile). Read the whole story here: http://www.crystalinerandazzo.com/blog/2016/2/25/a-photographer-in-nepal-madhav-narayan
Recruiting Rwandan Girls to S.T.E.M
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New Forest Company Support Rwandan Beekeepers
New Forest Company Support Rwandan BeekeepersThe New Forest Company is building a business in Africa that is socially responsible, environmentally sustainable, and profitable. The company started investing in plantations in Uganda, Rwanda, and Tanzania to provide a sustainable source of local timber. The New Forest Company sells poles for use in the three countries large-scale electrification projects, built it’s own pole plants to process and treat poles, and is currently building sawmill to process timber into planks. One of their key objectives is to improve the lives of their workers. They also support local communities with projects ranging from building schools to starting beekeeping projects.  The company invests 3%-5% of it’s expenditure in social and environmental projects.
A Day In the Life of a Rwandan Mother
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Hospital Meals to Patients in Need
Hospital Meals to Patients in NeedImagine that you lived in a country that couldn’t provide food to patients in its hospitals? Patients in Rwanda have to rely on family members to bring them food daily. Those who have no family or those whose family cannot help them are left without resources. A small group of women noticed this problem at the hospital near them. They decided to come together each week and cook meals for the patients in need. They had no funding or backing from a local organization. They simply brought what they had and made meals. Every week, the women gather together to cook a large batch of porridge and soup. Each woman is assigned one to two patients that she provides food to throughout the week.
MADHAV NARAYAN
MADHAV NARAYANThis morning, I'm documenting the Madhav Narayan festival in Bhaktapur. This month-long festival is one of the most difficult rituals practiced by Hindus in Nepal. Devotees undertake a month-long fast, walk barefoot in the cold winter mornings, and take a chilly, holy bath in the early light of day.Around me, women loosen their hair and prepare their offerings before entering the freezing water. They disregard the trash that floats up around them and rinse their entire body, including their mouths. Many light candles at the water's edge and chants of Madhav Narayan fill the air.Read the whole story here: http://www.crystalinerandazzo.com/blog/2016/2/25/a-photographer-in-nepal-madhav-narayan
Chain Free Elephants in Nepal
Chain Free Elephants in NepalTigertops Lodge in Nepal is the first lodge to allow their elephants to go chain free and eliminate the practice of elephant rides. Instead, they promote ethical tourism by setting up jungle walks with their elephants. To learn more about elephant conservation, visit http://elephantwatchnepal.com/.
The Boy Monks of Dohla
The Boy Monks of DohlaTwo weeks ago, I photographed a group of children who left their homes to join the monastery. They are between six and ten years old.I want to better understand why such young children are joining the monastery. I try to keep my own judgments at bay. I ask a lot of questions and I learn that there are a variety of reasons that children come to the monastery. For some, it means a roof over their head, food on the table, and education. For others, it is truly an honor to their devout families to have a Buddhist monk in the family. I realize that almost every family in the community has sent at least one child. For the full story here: http://www.crystalinerandazzo.com/blog/2016/6/9/the-boy-monks-from-dohla
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