tisdag 12 april 2016

The Face of a True Hero

This girl that I met in october 2013 in Latvia is a true hero. She decided to put her shyness aside and tell a story of poverty that most Latvians wasn't aware of. A month after my visit she decided to participate in a TV-program about how it is to grow up in a poor family. The TV-program that was shown on the National Television created a national debate about the situation for poor families in Latvia. Maany Latvians wanted to help and support the family after they had been aware of their tough situation. It's still not easy for poor families in Latvia but thanks to this heroic girl it's more common that Latvians give support to their neighbours in need than before the program.

Text and Photo: Mikael Good

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