Madonna and Child
Eyl, Somalia, April 2017. Halima Jama Samatar, 80, is a resident of Eyl, Somalia and guardian to 12 orphans. With no source of income and several mouths to feed, she begs to support her family.
'There has been a drought in all aspects of our life, not just rain or loss of livestock. Its has been a difficult journey. Sometimes I was forced to choose which child to feed and I often go without myself.'
A brighter future
"When I was young, I had a happy life. I would play with my friends and sisters. We always had food and water. Yes, I worked and helped my mother but we also played like kids do. That's what I want for my 5 children. Even though there is a drought and times are difficult, I don't want them to struggle or suffer. My daughter helps me but I want her to be a happy child like I was."
Ato, Bakool, Somalia. May 2017.