A community photo project designed to help restore our faith in the world, inspire hope for the future and raise awareness of mental health issues

In support of

Street Life Hustle

by Frederick Dharshie

As a Freelance Humanitarian–Photographer and a founder of a charity group called name Souls of charity initiative in which we Give back to the Society in terms of our Energy, Resources and Time. The group comprises of enthusiastic youths, mostly models, actors, musicians and artists, who are philanthropic enough to dig from their pockets to raise funds and donations to help those who are less fortunate in the society. This can be considered a great sacrifice and a huge act of charity since majority of these big hearted youths are just students in colleges and universities. Through this group, there was a need for me to shoot photos so as to express other peoples’ feelings and let the world know the untold stories. Meet “Mama Riziki”. Everyday she has to walk for over 10 kilometers to access the streets Of Nairobi-Kenya, for her daily “JOB” of begging so as to meet her daughters needs. We had a lengthy talk before she allowed me to take this photo. It made me realize that sometimes they don’t even need MONEY, they just need someone to listen to them. After our talk, she agreed I take a photo of her only if I will buy her daughter a packet of milk of which I was willing to do it right away. If you have good health, you’re richer than you think. Her only wish is that someday she will get a job so she can be able to provide for her daughter without having to go to the street to beg. She ends by Quoting Paulo Coelho – “I can control my destiny, but not my fate. Destiny means there are opportunities to turn right or left, but fate is a one-way street. I believe we all have the choice as to whether we fulfil our destiny, but our fate is sealed”.

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