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Crianças del Peru, Niños do Brasil

Sometimes I have the opportunity and the great pleasure to photograph social projects that manage to give a smile to disadvantaged children.

These portraits have been taken in the framework of social projects implemented by humanitarian organizations who are improving the lives of children and their communities.

Thanks to these initiatives, the Brazilian children of Santa Quiteria came back to school, had access to healthcare and their parents received welfare benefits.The indigenous kids of Galilea, Nauta and Guayabal, and their families are no longer forced to migrate to impersonal and dangerous megacities as Lima to survive; they can continue to live in their communities. At Palmeiras dos Indios and Murici (Brazil), malnutrition is no longer endemic as before and child mortality has been reduced . In Salvador da Bahia, Brazilian volunteers and parents participate together in the rehabilitation of children with cerebral paralysis, who gradually integrate into normal life. In Pisco (Peru), children recovered some serenity after the 2007 earthquake that destroyed homes and lives.