"Marwa" is the fifth refugee child in my "Innocents Project" series. She is the first and only child whose name I know so far. It is important to me to see these children as real people with names, not just falling under a heading called "refugees." I get an idea of what this spunky little girl is like from other photos showing a gap in her big bright smile where two bottom teeth used to be. She is seen carrying her little brother, and has boasted that she does better in school than her siblings. How typical for a seven year old, yet her life is far from typical or normal.
ANERA works to improve the lives of all of the refugees, but particularly for the children. Please consider a donation to anera.org in honor of a special mother, or "just because" and please mention The Innocents Project.
Happy Mother's Day to all of you!
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