if you give a kid a camera | two little piggies

Grace was one of the first two women enrolled in the Women’s Refuge Program two years ago.  Following the structured plan of the project, she went from being alone in the bush with her 5 kids, unable to survive on her own, to completely dependent on the ministry, to saving enough money to purchase a piece of land, to building a home and a piggery all of her own.

On Wednesday Grace took her final step in the 2-year process…getting her pigs from the WRC piggery to begin her own business.  We all went to celebrate God’s provision and document her pride in bringing these two little piggies to their new home.

Jamilla, Alex and I captured the joy of the afternoon together!

First I took a turn…

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I love Brian’s smile!  At the moment (7/18/16) Brian still needs one more sponsor!!
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credit: Alex
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dance party!
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Comboni & Alex
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Gaines & Patrick

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Then Jamilla took over for a little while.  I love the way she sees the world!

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Patrick
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Gaines & grandma Paulina
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Moses & Benson in the garden
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the piggery at the Women’s Refuge Center
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I guess this is just my go-to goofy pose…

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I took this picture to give J an idea of what to capture…

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…being on the smaller side, she climbed the gate and impressed me with these…

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She was so cute up there, I grabbed the camera for just a moment 🙂

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She’s popping out of her shell more everyday! She makes me laugh so much!

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me & Addi
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Francis
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Justine.  As of today (7/18/16) Justine still needs one more sponsor!!

Then I got a spur of the moment portrait session…

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This, my friends, is what the back of the piggery looks like.
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cute little Morris

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Morris tried… 🙂

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Benson grabbed piglet #1

And I got the camera back because J wanted to run ahead…

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Patrick grabbed piglet #2

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They were so stubborn and ended up having to be carried by the legs all the way to Grace’s place!

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Two little piggies happily settling in their new piggery!
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Grace was so proud…as was Maurine!
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Alex & Ramond
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On the walk back Brian got a hold of Alex’s camera

And so lastly, Alex took a turn with the big camera…

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Ramond
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Jamilla pumping water at the borehole back at the WRC
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Francis
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One of these days I’m going to balance it on my head for real!
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J’s can fell off her head because she was laughing so hard!
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6 thoughts on “if you give a kid a camera | two little piggies

  1. I just saw a similar post on Alex’s blog!! 🙂 This is so neat!
    I love seeing what the kiddos capture!! It must bring you such joy to see them having fun & capturing photos! And i love those goofy photos of YOU! Reminds me of me. 😉 I do the same thing. 💙 Hard to smile ‘normally’ when ya can be goofy! LOL
    ❤ ❤ ❤

  2. Thank you so much for sharing Hannah Ashley! I look forward to all of your posts….I miss you so much…can’t wait til November☺♥

  3. What a great story!! Love these pictures and just seeing the laughter and joy in the children’s faces both in front and behind the camera!

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