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Story Publication logo March 12, 2012

A Day in the Life of a Haitian Schoolgirl


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Across the world more attention needs to be focused on children's needs so that girls as well as...

Cynthia, a Haitian schoolgirl. Image by Kem Knapp Sawyer. Haiti, 2012.

Cynthia, a thirteen year old girl, lives with her parents in a tent camp in Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti. Cynthia and her family moved to the tent camp after the Jan. 2010 earthquake, in which more than 200,000 people were killed and many more lost their homes. Today, in the capital of Port-au-Prince, 500,000 people still live in tent camps.


Three women grouped together: an elderly woman smiling, a transwoman with her arms folded, and a woman holding her headscarf with a baby strapped to her back.


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